War in Ukraine | Explosions in Kherson and Ternopil – Greek Foreign Minister in Odessa
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Published on 04/04/2022 at 08:49

A series of explosions was heard in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, a city occupied by the Russian Army, according to Ukrainian media.

There are also reports of explosions in the town of Ternopil (west). There has been no official announcement of explosions in the two cities. 

Also, explosions were heard last night in the city of Odesa, a port of strategic importance in southern Ukraine, a Reuters news agency reporter reported. There is no official announcement for the attack so far, APA MPA reports.

The city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine has been destroyed by 70% due to Russian attacks, according to its mayor, Vladislav Atroshenko. The mayor said that he was very concerned that there was no heating and that the city’s economy was paralyzed, almost as much as air raids.

There are several medieval churches and monasteries in Chernihiv. The Ukrainian government has sought to add the city center to its list of World Heritage Sites. Before the war, the city had a population of 285,000.

Russian troops have begun withdrawing from Sumy in eastern Ukraine, according to a local official. It is too early to judge whether the area has been liberated, Dmitry Zivicki, head of the Sumy regional government, told the UNIAN news agency.

According to the official, a large number of Russian troops were located in the area last week and attacks on civilians were reported. Military vehicles were transported from Kyiv and Chernihiv to Russia, while many damaged tanks and other equipment are now visible in the area, according to Zivitsky.

Finally, a message that Greece is present in Odesa was sent by Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, who visited the Ukrainian city with humanitarian aid.

According to the relevant announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the purpose of the visit, apart from the provision of aid, is to establish a permanent mechanism for the distribution of humanitarian aid, to meet with members of the Greek community, to reopen the consulate general in the city and to visit and assess the situation as well as visit places inextricably linked to Greek history, such as the Museum of Filiki Etereia.

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