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Ukraine Russia, today's war news | Drone over St. Petersburg. Russian attack in Odessa, at least two victims

• It is the 738th day of the war in Ukraine.
• “Three thousand people were present” at Navalny’s funeral in Moscow yesterday. The body of Putin's opponent was buried at the Borisovskoye cemetery.
• Yulia Navalnaya's touching message: “I will love you forever”
• Putin called up reservists for military training.

2:30 p.m. – There are at least four victims in Odessa

In Odessa, the number of victims has risen to four, including a three-month-old baby. Ukraine's state rescue service made it clear that debris from a Russian drone had hit a residential building in the port city. Eight other people were injured. The region's governor, Oleh Kiper, said the Shahed drone was shot down by Ukrainian air defense and falling debris hit the residential building. Ukrainian forces said the Odessa region was attacked by eight drones, seven of which were shot down by air defense forces.

1:54 p.m. – Lavorv: “Seize Russian assets in the West? We will answer”

Moscow intends to take countermeasures in the event of the seizure of Russian assets in the West. Each case will be examined separately during the proceedings, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that we will definitely respond. “We are also unable to return the funds that Western countries deposited in Russia and that were frozen in response to the seizure of Russian state reserves,” Lavrov said at a news conference after the Diplomatic Forum in Antalya.

“There is no doubt that we will respond to each other,” the minister said. “We will see what line they choose in the end. I believe that our Western colleagues need to think very seriously before they once again abandon their logic, even their principles, their principle of the inviolability of property,” Lavrov said.

12.33 p.m. – The balance of the attack on Odessa is increasing

The number of victims of the Russian attack on a residential building in Odessa is increasing. Three people were killed; This was announced by the regional governor Oleh Kiper. A child was also among the victims. Eight other people were also injured.

According to reports from the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Odessa region was attacked by eight drones, seven of which were shot down by air defense forces. A 53-year-old man was also killed by Russian artillery fire in the partially occupied Kherson region on Saturday morning, the regional prosecutor's office said.

12:08 p.m. – Iran denies involvement in the war in Ukraine

Tehran rejects “unfounded” allegations of Iranian involvement in the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Iranian UN Ambassador Saeed Iravani said this in a letter to the UN Security Council last Friday. Iravani's statement responded to claims by the United Nations Ukrainian Mission that Iran is providing military support to Russia.

“Iran has always taken an impartial position towards the conflict and this principled position remains unchanged.” Furthermore, Iran has consistently supported peace and the immediate cessation of hostilities in Ukraine,” Iravani added, quoted by IRNA. The ambassador also rejected the same allegations made by the UN representatives of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

10:45 a.m. – Zelensky: “We need more air defense systems”

After a nighttime attack by Russian drones, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine needed Kiev's partners to provide more air defense systems. The Ukrainian leader appealed on Facebook, posting a video showing the aftermath of a Shahed drone attack on a residential building in Odessa, Ukrinform reports. “Shahed night attack: Kharkiv, Odessa, city of Sumy region. One of the enemy drones hit a residential building in Odessa. 18 apartments were destroyed. So far, two people have been killed and eight others injured, including a child. My condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims,” Zelensky wrote. “We need increased air defense from our partners. “We must strengthen Ukraine’s air shield to protect our people from Russian terrorism,” he added. “More anti-aircraft systems, more anti-aircraft missiles: they save lives.”

10:09 a.m. – The consequences of the Russian attack on Odessa are getting worse

Ukrainian media reported that the Russian army used drones to attack a nine-story building in Odessa and destroy it. At least two people have died, but there are fears there could be more victims as there may still be people under the rubble. Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenk said on Telegram that seven people were injured, including a child. Seven other people are missing. The Ukrainian agency UNIAN also reported drone attacks on Kharkiv.

9:24 a.m. – Navalny’s funeral in Moscow

The farewell to Alexei Navalny, writes Marco Imarisio, was “an emotional, peaceful farewell”. Thousands of Russian citizens gathered at Borisovskoye Cemetery in Moscow yesterday to honor the dissident. Choruses such as “No to war”, “Love is stronger than fear”, “Russia without Putin”, “Thank you, Aleksei” and a touching “Ukrainians are decent people” were sung.

“Suddenly it became clear that, thanks to the tenacity of the Navalny family, this funeral is both an exception and an occasion, as shown by the low number of arrests, only 128 in nineteen cities,” Imarisio continues. His story here.

08:36 – Kiev: “960 Russian soldiers killed in the last 24 hours”

The Ukrainian Defense Forces say they killed 960 Russian soldiers in the last 24 hours, bringing the total losses of Russian invasion forces since the start of the war to 415,640, according to figures unilaterally provided by Kiev. This was reported by Ukrainian media, including Ukrinform. In addition, the Defense Forces of Ukraine claim to have destroyed 6,624 enemy tanks (14 yesterday alone), 12,611 (+29) armored fighting vehicles and 10,153 (+47) artillery systems since the beginning of the war.

07:38 a.m. – Ukraine: Drone hits building in St. Petersburg, no damage

In St. Petersburg, a drone hit a residential building and caused damage. Fontanka reports this, citing one of his sources, and publishes the photos. There were no casualties. Shortly afterwards, the governor of St. Petersburg spoke on his Telegram channel of an “accident” without mentioning the drone. “There are no victims. The glass windows on the balconies of two houses were partially damaged. “The residents of the affected apartments were evacuated,” Alexander Beglov added on his Telegram channel. The governor did not specify what type of “accident” it was. According to Fontanka, the drone crashed into a five-story building in Krasnogvardeysky District shortly after 7:00 a.m. local time.

3:27 a.m. – Russian drones over Odessa, one dead and seven injured

At least one person has died and seven others have been injured in a Russian drone strike that hit the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa this evening. This was announced by the local authorities, citing Kiev media. Governor Oleh Kiper says among the injured was a three-year-old child who was hospitalized with leg injuries. The attack occurred around 12:40 a.m. local time. The Odessa authorities say rescue operations are still ongoing. Damage was reported to several buildings in the city.

1:08 a.m. – Russian drones over Kharkiv region, one dead in Kupiansk

A 76-year-old man died in a Russian drone strike that hit his home in the Kupiansk district of northeast Ukraine's Kharkiv region tonight. This was reported by local authorities citing Kiev media. A few hours earlier, a drone attack on the city of Kharkiv, the capital of the region of the same name, had been announced: Four cars were destroyed and the windows of at least ten residential buildings were damaged, but no victims were reported, said Governor Oleh Syniehubov. At least one person died and seven others were injured in a Russian drone strike that hit the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa yesterday evening.