IP - While Western leaders arrived for events to mark the second anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine War, a barrage of Russian drones and missiles targeted Odesa in the south.

Iran PressEurope: Russia has launched airstrikes on Ukraine overnight into Saturday morning, on the second anniversary of the 2022 Ukraine-Russia war.

At least one person died and two others were seriously injured when a drone crashed into a residential building.

Meanwhile, in Kyiv, Western leaders have been arriving for events to mark the second anniversary to show solidarity with Ukraine.

The European Union’s president Ursula von der Leyen is attending events in Kyiv, as well as Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the prime ministers of Belgium and Italy, and the former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Ukraine’s Armed Forces Commander in Chief, Oleksandr Syrskiy, has posted a statement marking the second anniversary of the war, hailing Ukrainians’ extraordinary defense of their country and calling for unity “now more than ever."

"No one in the world” had believed Ukraine would stand but Ukrainians had thrown themselves into saving their country, said Syrskiy.

He also listed the achievements Ukraine has made during the two years of the war, including saving Kyiv, liberating Kherson, the Kharkiv counteroffensive, and driving Russia’s navy from the Black Sea.


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