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Russia knocks out Odessa runway, Zelenskiy says it will be rebuilt

From Reuters:

“A Russian missile strike on Saturday knocked out the newly-constructed runway at the main airport in the Ukrainian city of Odesa, a strategic Black Sea port, military and civilian officials said.

“The Odesa airport runway was destroyed. We will, of course, rebuild it. But Odesa will never forget Russia’s behaviour towards it,” President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a late night address.

Odesa regional governor Maksym Marchenko said Russia had used a Bastion missile, launched from Crimea.”