Three dead, eight wounded and six missing: the aftermath of a drone strike on a high-rise building in Odesa, south of Ukraine

Three dead, eight wounded and six missing: the aftermath of a drone strike on a high-rise building in Odesa, south of Ukraine

On the night of March 2, the Russian military launched three X-59/X-35 guided missiles and 17 attack drones.

Ukrainian air defence destroyed 14 attack drones in the Odesa, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Sumy, and Dnipro regions.

A drone hits a nine-storey building in Odesa. 18 apartments were destroyed. As of 10:50 a.m., three people have been reported dead, including a three-month-old boy. His mother was in the house with him. The search for her is still ongoing. Eight people were injured. One of them is a three-year-old child. Six residents of the house are missing and have not been contacted. The work is ongoing. About ten people are still trapped under the rubble. In total, the Russians attacked the region with eight shaheds. Seven of them were downed by Ukrainian air defence.

In the Kharkiv region, Russians shelled over 20 settlements, including Kharkiv, which is 30 km from the Russian border. Kharkiv came under attack from drones, damaging houses, cars and garages. In the village of Velykyi Burluk, a 76-year-old man was killed by shelling, and in Vilkhuvatka, a 68-year-old man was injured and taken to hospital.

The Russians attacked Volnovakha, Pokrovsk, Krasnotorka and Bakhmut districts in the Donetsk region, which has been partially occupied since 2014 and where the frontline runs. Two people were injured in Siversk. Residential buildings and a power line were damaged.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukrainian air defence destroyed two missiles and a drone. Nikopol district, which borders the occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region across the Dnipro, came under Russian artillery fire. There were no casualties.

Russian troops conducted 306 attacks on six settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region, which has been partially occupied since 2022 and is home to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Gulyaypole, Malnivka, Robotine, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka and Levadne were hit by Russian drones, MLRS and artillery. Residential buildings and infrastructure were damaged.

In the de-occupied part of the Kherson region, Russians shelled 24 settlements, including Kherson. Residential buildings, an administrative building, a mobile phone tower and a car were damaged. A farm and a factory were hit. On the morning of 2 March, Russian troops shelled the Stanislav community. A 53-year-old man was killed in the yard of a private house.

In the Mykolaiv region, the south of Ukraine, Russians attacked with artillery. In addition, the Russian army launched a missile attack on Kotliaerovo. A fire broke out on a farm. There were no casualties.

Russian troops attacked the border communities of Semenivka, Novhorod-Siversk, Snovsk and Horodnianka, Chernihiv region, which borders Belarus and Russia in the north. The Ukrainian side recorded 58 explosions.

In the Sumy region, which borders Russia to the north, more than 10 communities came under attack. Ukrainian border guards recorded at least 191 explosions during the day. There were no casualties.