With sea off-limits, Odesa rallies home-front war effort

Kyiv Post | Jun 20, 2022 at 9:07 AM
  • Olga Jarova points to a nice spot on the restaurant terrace where President Volodymyr Zelensky sat on his visits to Odesa, Ukraine’s Black Sea port now under de facto Russian blockade.
  • Mykolaiv has been regularly targeted by Russian forces since the start of their invasion on February 24 but the Ukrainians have prevented them taking all the coast — despite near daily bombings.
  • It knows only too well that it is coveted by Russian President Vladimir Putin for historic as much as for strategic reasons.