At least 21 civilians dead after Russia strikes near Odesa

destroyed building in Serhiivka, Ukraine
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Rescue workers began searching in the rubble of destroyed buildings in Serhiivka, Ukraine, on Friday, after Russian missile explosions killed at least 21 civilians, including children, and injured at least 38.

The New York Times described Serhiivka as "a coastal town on the Black Sea about 48 miles southwest of the port of Odesa, which Russia covets," and reported that the explosions there marked one of the deadliest attacks on civilians since the Russian invasion began in February.

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