A war crimes prosecutor (C) and a rescuer (R) and a civil, look at a destroyed building after being hit by a missile strike in the Ukrainian town of Serhiivka, near Odessa, killing at least 18 people and injuring 30, on July 1, 2022. - During the night from June 30 to July 1, 2022, two missiles were fired by a "strategic aircraft" from the Black Sea, hitting buildings, according to the Ukrainian emergency services. (Photo by Oleksandr GIMANOV / AFP)

The number of dead as a result of Russian rocket attacks near Bilhorod-Dnistrowskyj in southern Ukraine near the city of Odessa has risen to 19, according to Ukrainian information. Two children were among the victims, the presidency announced in Kyiv on Friday.

Initially, there was talk of ten fatalities. At least 39 people were reportedly injured.

According to the military administration, a total of three Russian missiles hit. An apartment building and a recreation center were hit. According to the Reuters report, according to the regional administration, rockets hit a residential building and two holiday resorts.

The X-22 missiles were fired by Russian Tu-22 bombers over the Black Sea.

Information from the combat zones can hardly be checked by an independent party.

Since the Russian invasion began in late February, the United Nations has recorded more than 4,700 civilian deaths. However, the UN assumes that the number of civilian casualties will be far higher.

The federal government has “strongly” condemned the Russian rocket attacks on civilian residential buildings near Odessa. A government spokesman says Russia is accepting civilian casualties in its war in Ukraine, which is “inhuman and cynical”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and others responsible should be held accountable for such attacks.

Russia has roughly doubled its rocket attacks in the past two weeks, using inaccurate Soviet-era rockets in more than half of the attacks, according to Ukrainian sources. These old missiles are also said to have been used on Monday when a Russian attack hit a shopping center in the city of Kremenchuk, killing at least 19 people.