Unhappy Easter

Airstrikes damaged buildings, killing at least eight people, including a 3-month-old girl, Saturday in the Black Sea port city of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said. However, life in Odesa, an economically important port city, had essentially returned to normal, and many residents were preparing to celebrate Orthodox Easter.

Residents of an apartment building damaged in a Russian airstrike stand outside in the cold. Image by: Max Pshybyshevsky/AP

The Washington Post reports that “According to Ukraine’s air force, missiles hit two apartment buildings and a military facility midafternoon local time Saturday.” Ukrainian air defense forces shot down two additional missiles. Unfortunately, the debris from one of them hit another residential building.

A video shown on social media and verified by the Post shows billowing smoke coming from a tall building near a grassy area.