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Russian missile strike hits near Zelensky motorcade in Odessa

KYIV - A Russian missile strike appeared to target Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday, landing near his motorcade in the Black Sea port city of Odessa, where the president was meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Zelensky and members of the Greek delegation were not harmed, despite the missile landing some 500 feet away, Greek officials told the Protothema news outlet. The Ukrainian presidential office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Foreign leaders have made frequent trips to Ukraine throughout the country's two years of war with Russia, and this isn't the first time there has been a strike on a city at the same time as one's visit. But Wednesday's incident stood out for how close the missile strike was to both Zelensky and Mitsotakis - what some Western leaders condemned as a new low for Moscow, which has committed thousands of atrocities against civilians throughout its invasion.


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