Russia strikes US weapons at airfield near Odesa, defence ministry says
Russia's defence ministry said on Sunday it had struck at weapons supplied to Ukraine by the United States and European countries and destroyed a runway at a military airfield near the Ukrainian city of Odesa.
The ministry said it used high-precision Onyx missiles to strike the airfield, after Ukraine accused Russia of knocking out a newly-constructed runway at the main airport of Odesa.
The runway of Odesa airport was damaged due to a Russian rocket attack on April 30. Its further use is impossible — Odesa City Council https://t.co/5xnSLfsvGc via @Hromadske #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/CcrTJEIifL— Liveuamap (@Liveuamap) April 30, 2022
Odesa regional governor Maksym Marchenko said Russia had used a Bastion missile, launched from Crimea.
Reuters could not immediately verify the reports.
Russia's defence ministry also said its air defence systems had shot down two Ukrainian Su-24m bombers over the Kharkiv region overnight.