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A Ukrainian mother and her 3-month-old baby are among the eight dead, following a Russian missile attack in Odessa, according to a report.
“She was a mom. She no longer exists. And neither does Kira, her 3-month-old baby,” said Ukrainian parliamentarian Lesia Vaslenko. destination a photo of the deceased woman.
Eighteen others were injured and several buildings were destroyed in Saturday’s attack. Several other victims are still believed to be under the rubble, the Kyiv Independent reported.
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The woman gave birth to the child just a month before the start of the Russian invasion and posted a photo during the war to celebrate the child’s birthday.
“This was the best 40 weeks ever. Our baby girl is 1 month old now. Daddy got her first flowers. It’s a whole new level of happiness,” read the February post, which was shared online after their deaths.
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This is the post of a man who, as a result of a Russian rocket attack yesterday on a residential building in Odessa, lost his wife, little daughter and mother-in-law.
In the second photo you can see what “the military object in Odessa” looks like in the opinion of the Russians.#Russian war crimes pic.twitter.com/QQQkVgCVvg
— Oleksandra Matviichuk (@avalaina) April 24, 2022
The attack also caused significant damage to a 16-story residential complex in Arkadia, a residential area within Odessa, the Kyiv Independent reported.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the attack during a press conference on Saturday afternoon and vowed revenge on those responsible. The Ukrainian military later said the missiles were launched by a Russian Tu-95 bomber from the Caspian Sea.
Associated Press contributed to this report.