Tu-22M3 Strategic Bombers Used Kh-22 Missiles to Hit Odesa Resort And Private Houses (Report)

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russia's Tu-22M3 / Illustrative photo from open sources
russia's Tu-22M3 / Illustrative photo from open sources

Fortunately, as a result of russia’s air strike, not a single Ukrainian civilian was killed

Operational Command “South” reported that on the night of August 17, russians conducted a missile attack on Odesa: Tu-22M3 strategic bombers fired Kh-22 missiles, two of them hit a recreation center and several private houses nearby.

As a result of the air strike, a fire broke out on an area of 600 square meters, four civilians were injured, but no one was killed.

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It is quite likely that this episode will go down in the history of the war as the most useless way to apply Kh-22 missiles. Theoretically, there are "enough" targets of strategic importance for such cruise missiles in the south of Odesa.

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russia's Tu-22M3 loaded with Kh-22 missiles preparation / Illustrative photo from open sources

The last time the russian Armed Forces used Kh-22 missiles to attack Ukraine was three weeks ago, during the missile attacks on Statehood Day, July 28, 2022.

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