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Odessa ‘turned into a fortress’ as city readies for war

Issued on: 18/03/2022 – 18:51

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Anti-tank obstacles in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. © afp

With its ornate architecture and striking sea views, Odessa has been called the “Pearl of the Black Sea”. Now though, the Ukrainian city has been “turned into a fortress”, according to its mayor, as residents prepare for a possible assault by invading Russian forces, with barricades, anti-tank obstacles and sandbags scattered throughout the once bustling streets to protect the city’s treasured monuments.

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