War in Ukraine: Latest developments

Here are the latest developments in the war in Ukraine:

 - Deadly strike on Odessa - 

At least 18 people are killed and dozens wounded in missile strikes on Ukraine's Odessa region.

The strikes come a day after Russian troops abandoned positions on the strategic Snake Island off the coast of Odessa.

Early Friday the missiles hit a nine-storey apartment building and a recreation centre about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Odessa, emergency services say.

- Snake Island decision 'changes situation': Zelensky -

Russia's decision to abandon Snake Island "changes the situation in the Black Sea considerably", Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says.

"It does not yet guarantee security. It does not yet guarantee that the enemy will not return. But it already considerably limits the actions of the occupiers," he says Thursday in his daily address.

A strategic target, Snake Island sits aside shipping lanes near Odessa port. Russia had attempted to install missile and air defence batteries while under fire from drones.