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The finance HR and planning system for a changing world. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm juana summers. And I'm Ari Shapiro, Russia has increased its aerial assault on southern Ukraine recently. It's been firing missiles at areas outside of the Donbass, hitting food storage facilities in the city of Nikolai. And just hours ago, at least 21 people were killed and dozens were injured when Russian missiles struck a residential tower and recreation center, just outside the city of Odessa. And Peter granite's reports. The sun and the beach has a red skull and crossbones, warning of landmines laid to prevent an amphibious landing by Russians. That doesn't stop a dozen or so people from hopping the fence to catch the sun on a beautiful, hot afternoon. One of them is an older man named vasili. He doesn't give us his last name. You sense he's a little embarrassed for breaking the rules. Sometimes I worry, he says, sometimes I don't. If I worry all the time, I should live in a bomb shelter. While he may sound carefree, others are frustrated. Slava bielski has a beer in hand as he takes in the beach and waves. Which is which people are tired from the war, he says, people want to live their normal lives. Volodymyr dubovik is the director of international studies at Odessa mechnikov university. He says Russia's desire to capture Odessa is cultural, historic, and economic. To the psyche. I mean, for they are understanding of the Russian world in Ukraine. There's no place, but Odessa. The city is Russian speaking. It's port made it one of the biggest cities in the Russian Empire. In many Russians vacationed here and did business here before the war

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