Ukraine-Russia war live: Five killed in Russian strike on Ukraine’s ‘Harry Potter castle’

Five people have been killed in a Russian strike on a Ukrainian law school known locally as the “Harry Potter castle” in the southern Ukrainian port of Odesa, local officials said.

Local officials said that at least 32 others were injured in Monday’s attack with 23 of them still hospitalised on Tuesday.

Footage showed the roof of the ornate building, a private law academy, all but destroyed after the strike as firefighters battled the flames.

“Monsters. Beasts. Savages. Scum. I don’t know what else to say,” Gennadiy Trukhanov, the mayor of Odesa, said in a video posted on Telegram. “People are going for a walk by the sea and they are shooting and killing.”

The building is also reported to be the residence of former MP Serhiy Kivalov, who runs the law academy and was believed to have been wounded in the strike, according to Ukrainian media.

Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesman for the Ukrainian navy, said the strike was conducted by an Iskander-M ballistic missile with a cluster warhead.

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