Natalia Humeniuk, a representative of the Southern Defense Forces, said that during the night attack in Odesa region there was a "very serious risk" for passengers of a bus that was preparing to cross the border. She said this during a telethon. The burnt-out trucks were in the waiting area at the checkpoint during the hit.
"The attack was aimed again at the port and border infrastructure and the Danube region. The border infrastructure at the international checkpoint was damaged," said Humeniuk.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces also reported that last night, as a result of the Russian attack, there were hits to port and border infrastructure. Granaries were destroyed, administrative buildings and trucks of private carriers were damaged. It is indirectly confirmed that an international checkpoint was damaged by the drone attack.
"Stabilization measures are being taken at the international checkpoint, and passage operations have been suspended. Vehicular traffic is temporarily reoriented through the nearest checkpoints," the Armed Forces said in a statement.
It is reported that 6 cars burned to the ground, 2 drivers were injured.
The State Border Guard Service confirms that the Orlivka checkpoint was damaged by night shelling.
This is a ferry crossing point to Romania across the Danube in Reni district of Odesa region. It is temporarily suspending its operation.
Rescuers extinguished a fire at night that started as a result of Russian shelling in Odesa region. The video is published by the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
"As a result of the attack, two citizens were injured, they were provided with medical assistance," the SES said in a statement.