Russian missiles 'kill five in Odessa'

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An adviser to Ukraine's president says five people including a three-month-old infant have been killed in a missile attack in the Black Sea port city of Odessa.

Ukraine presidential chief of staff Andriy Yermak provided the information on Saturday, adding that 18 people were injured.

An adviser to Ukraine's interior minister earlier said Russian forces fired at least six cruise missiles at the city.

Anton Gerashchenko said in a Telegram post on Saturday that Ukrainian forces were able to shoot down several missiles but at least one landed and exploded.

"Residents of the city heard explosions in different areas," Gerashchenko wrote.

"Residential buildings were hit."

Ukrainian air defence officials also said they had shot down two Russian missiles and two reconnaissance drones on Saturday, adding that the missiles had been launched by a long-range Tu-95 bomber over the Caspian Sea.

with reporting from DPA

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