At least three civilians were killed in a Russian drone attack on the city of Odessa after debris fell on an apartment building, starting a fire, the Ukrainian military said. Moreover, new elements in the investigation into the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines reveal that Poland would have been used as a base to prepare the operation. Follow the latest developments in the conflict in Ukraine live.

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  • 12:01 p.m .: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a trip to kyiv

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Kyiv to show his support for the people of Ukraine as the country prepares to formalize the launch of a long-awaited counter-offensive.

Justin Trudeau visited a site honoring the memory of Ukrainian soldiers killed since 2014 by pro-Russian forces or by the Russian army.

  • 8:47 am: an airfield hit by Russian strikes in the Poltava region, according to the governor

The governor of the Poltava region announced that a military airfield was hit by a Russian strike overnight, in the city of Myrhorod located in central Ukraine. The attack caused “some damage to infrastructure and equipment”, said Dmytro Lunin on Telegram messaging.

It also damaged eight private homes and several vehicles. No casualties were reported.

  • 8:11 a.m.: Deadly attack by Russian drones in Odessa overnight, according to the Ukrainian army

Three civilians were killed in a Russian drone attack in Odessa, a Ukrainian city on the shores of the Black Sea, on Friday night to Saturday, the Ukrainian army said. Drone debris fell on an apartment building, starting a fire.

Emergency services said 27 people, including three children, were injured, but the fire was quickly extinguished.

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Air defenses in the Odessa region shot down eight ‘Shahed’ drones and two missiles in the latest in a series of nightly airstrikes on Ukrainian cities in recent weeks, a spokesman for the Southern Military Command said. .

  • 7:15 a.m .: Nord Stream gas pipeline sabotage investigation turns to Poland

German investigators are examining clues suggesting that the perpetrators of the Nord Stream gas pipeline sabotage used Poland as a base to prepare for their operation, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Investigators have fully reconstructed the two-week voyage of the “Andromeda”, a yacht suspected of being involved in the sabotage of gas pipelines, according to the newspaper.

They determined that the yacht had deviated from its course plan to venture into Polish waters, reports the WSJ. “DNA traces were found on board, traces which Germany tried to match to at least one Ukrainian soldier.”

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Vladimir Putin said that “the offensive of the armed forces of Ukraine had begun”, despite the “military failures” of kyiv.

In the south of the country, in the Zaporijjia region, “active fighting” is raging, according to a Russian occupation official.

With AFP and Reuters