Apr 3, 2022 - World

Russian forces strike oil facility in key port city of Odessa

Smoke rises after an attack by Russian army in Odessa, on April 3.
Smoke rises after an attack by Russian army in Odessa, on Sunday. Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images

Black smoke filled Odessa's skies on Sunday, as Russian forces struck the strategic southern Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea.

Driving the news: The strikes hit an oil refinery and fuel storage facilities during the bombardment, according to Ukrainian and Russian officials. Odessa Mayor Hennadii Trukhanov said during a televised address that civilian buildings were hit, but there were no immediately reports of casualties, per CNN.

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