The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, reacted to the enemy attack on

Odesa

.

Occupants hit a residential building.

"Russia continues to fight with civilians. Night attack of "Shakheds": Kharkiv, Odesa, cities of Sumy Oblast. One of the enemy drones hit a residential building in Odesa. 18 apartments were destroyed. So far, we know of two dead, eight more people were injured, including a child . My condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims. The search and rescue operation continues in a non-stop mode. All services are on the scene. People are being given all the help they need. Thank you to everyone involved!"

- the president wrote.

Zelenskyi also noted that we need more air defense from our partners. 

"We need to strengthen the Ukrainian air shield to add protection to our people from Russian terror. More air defense systems, more missiles for air defense - this is what saves lives," he added.

What is known about the attack on Odessa

On the night of March 2, a Russian strike drone hit a nine-story building in

Odesa

, collapsing one entrance.

According to the State Emergency Service, two people died and eight others were injured, including one child and a pregnant woman.

These are data as of 8:00 a.m.

18 apartments were destroyed.

Rescuers are on site sorting out the debris.

In the morning, a man was taken out from under the rubble - he is alive.