On the 24th local time, Russian troops landed in Odessa, a port city in southern Ukraine.
Russian troops have landed in the city of Odessa, while Russian troops are breaking through the borders of Kharkiv, according to Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, on social media.
Odessa is located on the northwest coast of the Black Sea. It is an important trading port and material distribution center in Ukraine. The city is also the capital of Odessa Oblast, with a population of over one million, most of whom speak Russian as their mother tongue; Kharkiv is located in eastern Ukraine and is the capital of Udi The second-largest city, the capital of Kharkiv Oblast.