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Russia claims strike on depot stocking western weapons near Odessa

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The Russian defense ministry said Saturday that its troops had conducted a missile strike on a depot containing weapons delivered by the United States and European countries to Ukrainian forces near Odessa.

“Russian armed forces today disabled with high-precision and long-range missiles a logistics terminal at the military airfield near Odessa where a large batch of foreign weapons delivered by the United States and European countries were stored,” it said in a statement.

The strike was among 22 Ukrainian military sites Russia targeted by missiles Saturday, including three arms and munitions depots near Ilichiovka and Kramatorsk, said the ministry.

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Also Saturday, Russian warplanes carried out strikes on 79 military sites, including 16 weapons and fuels depots, the statement added.

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