The US Department of Defense has no evidence of the use of hypersonic Kinzhal missiles in recent Russian military strikes on Odessa. A senior Pentagon official told reporters on Tuesday, May 10, that he could not confirm the use of such weapons in Odessa, specifying, however, that in recent days airstrikes in the city.
Since the beginning of the war, Russian troops have used hypersonic weapons on ten to twelve occasions, he said. A spokesman for the US Department of Defense also said that there is no evidence of an attack on Odessa by ground forces or from the Black Sea. “Odessa is still under the control of Ukraine,” he said.
Russian troops fired seven missiles at Odessa on May 9
According to the Ukrainian military, on Tuesday night, the Russian Aerospace Forces fired hypersonic Kinzhal-type missiles at Odessa. Odessa city administration reported that as a result of a nighttime missile attack, one person was killed, five more were injured and were hospitalized. The shopping and entertainment center was destroyed. In total, seven missiles were fired at Odessa.
The day before, Russian troops fired on Odessa during the visit to the city of the President of the European Council Charles Michel and his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.