Day 129 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv accused Russia of shelling Snake Island with Phosphorus Bombs

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Powerful explosions in Mykolaiv

Powerful explosions early this morning in Mykolaiv reported the mayor of the Ukrainian city. It is not known what caused them, but local authorities are urging people to stay indoors.

In recent days, Russia has fired dozens of missiles at Ukraine. 21 people were killed in Russian missile strikes in Odessa region, President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed in a statement, adding that at least 40 people were injured.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied Russia was hitting civilian targets.

"In the Odesa region, work continues on clearing the debris from the missile strike on Sergeevka. Three rockets hit a residential building. 160 people lived there, civilians. This strike also destroyed a recreational camp, quite typical of such a coastal area. This is deliberate, purposeful Russian terror, not some mistake or accidental missile strike," Volodymyr Zelensky was categorical.

Ukraine has accused Russia of shelling Snake Island with phosphorus bombs

Ukraine has accused Russian forces of shelling Snake Island in the Black Sea with phosphorus bombs. A day earlier, the Russian army announced that it had withdrawn from this strategic island "as a sign of goodwill" because it had achieved its objectives. The General Staff of the Ukrainian army released footage of a plane dropping two bombs over the island. Meanwhile, the United States announced they are sending $820 million in new military aid to Ukraine. This includes surface-to-air missile systems and radars.

Russia withdrew from the Council of Europe agreements

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