The port of Odessa, located in southern Ukraine, was the target of Russian attacks overnight, resulting in “significant damage”, according to Ukrainian military authorities on Monday, September 25.
The debris caused by the weapons hit several warehouses and private homes. The impact of the explosions broke windows of several houses, injuring a civilian woman, the only reported casualty to date, as reported by the defense forces.
The barns were damaged due to the hypersonic missile attack. Russia has carried out repeated attacks on Odessa in recent months, targeting Ukraine’s grain infrastructure following the collapse of the Black Sea grain deal. Oleh Kiper, head of the region’s military administration, said in a Telegram post on Monday that at least one civilian was injured in the overnight attacks.
Ukraine has relied on NATO’s military and diplomatic support in the war against Russia. However, this support may begin to be reevaluated. The Polish government’s announcement to stop sending weapons and other military equipment to Ukraine’s defense effort is a clear sign that the West is beginning to show war weariness in Europe. Since the start of the conflict, the country has demonstrated strong support for Kiev, providing a significant amount of aid, totaling no less than US$4.54 billion in arms, humanitarian aid and financial assistance.