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Ukraine Latest: Russia Ramps Up Combat With Widespread Bombing

A missile strike on a warehouse of an industrial and trading company in Odessa on July 16. 

A missile strike on a warehouse of an industrial and trading company in Odessa on July 16. 

Photographer: Oleksandor Gimanov/AFP/Getty Images

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Russia’s defense minister instructed military units in Ukraine to “further intensify” combat activity at a time the arrival of advanced Western weapons is boosting Kyiv’s counterattack capabilities. Russian airstrikes continued in north, south and central areas, often far from the front lines and focused on civilian targets. Multiple fatalities were reported.