Odessa or Odesa (Ukrainian:Оде́са, [oˈdɛsɐ]; Russian:Оде́сса;IPA:[ɐˈdʲesə]) is a city in Ukraine and a major seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also an administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic major cultural center. Odessa is the third biggest city in Ukraine and known in Ukraine as Black Sea Pearl or Southern Palmyra.
In 1794, the city of Odessa was founded by a decree of the Empress Catherine the Great. From 1819 to 1858, Odessa was a free port. During the Soviet period it was the most important port of trade in the Soviet Union and a Soviet naval base. On 1 January 2000, the Quarantine Pier at Odessa Commercial Sea Port was declared a free port and free economic zone for a period of 25 years.
Odessa was founded in 1881 as a water stop and cattle-shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway. The first post office opened in 1885. Odessa became the county seat of Ector County in 1891 when the county was first organized. It was incorporated as a city in 1927, after oil was discovered in Ector County on the Connell Ranch southwest of Odessa.
The following people were indicted recently by a Brazoria County grand jury. An indictment is not a finding of guilt, only a determination that enough evidence exists to proceed to trial ...DonaldEllis Wilson, 29, delivery of a controlled substance; enhanced. Shemeika OdessaHayes, 45, theft with two or more previous convictions; enhanced ... ....
The agreement, however, soon came under question after Russia conducted a strike on the Ukrainian port city of Odessa on Saturday, saying that it had destroyed “a docked Ukrainian warship and a warehouse of Harpoon anti-ship missiles, supplied by the US to the Kiev regime.”.
Kyiv expects the first grain deliveries under a UN-brokered deal to leave Ukrainian ports “this week,” Ukraine’s infrastructure minister said Monday, despite Russian strikes on Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odessa... the port of Odessa in the south and then Pivdennyi in the southeast.
Kyiv expects the first grain deliveries under a UN-brokered deal ... Deputy infrastructure minister told the press conference that the southwestern port of Chornomorsk will be "the first" to be used for grain deliveries, followed by the nearby ports of Odessa and Pivdennyi.
KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine forged ahead on Monday with efforts to restart grain exports from its Black Sea ports under a deal aimed at easing global food shortages but said a weekend missile strike by Russian forces on Odessa underlined the risks to deliveries.
These include importing "huge quantities" of fertilisers, especially gas for nitrogen-based fertilisers ...Turkey is today hosting Russian and Ukrainian delegations, along with UN diplomats, to discuss the resumption of stalled grain deliveries across the Black Sea. "There's talk already of a pilot shipment from the port of Odessa," Mr Scannell noted ... .
It was late Tuesday night when AshleyFlores and her coworkers from the OdessaChamber of Commerce received a text message asking if they were available Wednesday to help distribute water ... The water line break from Monday has plunged all of Odessa into a boil alert, forcing people to go without water ... Odessa American) ... Odessa American).
Without the MLRS systems, the Kiev government won't be able to retake Kherson, and control of the strategic city would allow Russia to threaten both central Ukraine and the south-western regions, where the port of Odessa is situated, he pointed out.
Originally Published by. ... ODESSA, Fla. – It’s not every day that an 8-foot alligator comes to visit you at your front door ... It was not the doormat Ed Ferraro was expecting Wednesday afternoon when he walked out of his home in Odessa. He heard a rattling at the front door and assumed it was some sort of package delivery ... And that was it ... ....