Ukrainian mother, 3-month-old among 8 dead in Odesa

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A Ukrainian mother and her 3-month-old baby are among eight dead, following a Russian missile strike in Odesa, according to a report.

“She was a mom. She is no more. And neither is her 3 months old baby girl Kira,” said Ukrainian parliament member Lesia Vaslenko, posting a photo of the deceased woman.

Eighteen others were injured and several buildings were destroyed in the Saturday attack. A number of other victims are believed to still be under the rubble, the Kyiv Independent reported.

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The woman gave birth to the child just one month before the start of Russia’s invasion and posted a photo during the war to celebrate the child’s birthday.

“These were the best 40 weeks ever. Our girl is 1 month old now. Daddy got her first flowers. It’s a whole new level of happiness,” the February post read, which has been shared online following their deaths.

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The attack also caused major damage to a 16-story residential complex in Arkadia, a residential area within Odesa, the Kyiv Independent reported.

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A Ukrainian soldier holds an Easter cake and an icon during a blessing ceremony on Easter eve at a military position outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Apr.  23, 2022 (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

A Ukrainian soldier holds an Easter cake and an icon during a blessing ceremony on Easter eve at a military position outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Apr. 23, 2022 (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the attack during a press conference Saturday afternoon, vowing revenge on those responsible. The Ukrainian military later said the missiles were launched by a Russian bomber Tu-95 from the Caspian Sea.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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