The residents of the historic port city of Odesa have been allowed to return to the seaside after the risk of naval mines saw the beaches closed off last year.
This week thousands of residents flocked to the beaches after the ban on swimming which has been in place since February last year was lifted.
The war remains close by however, and a handful of beachgoers have been killed by mines that have come loose and washed up on shore, reports The Times.
Others, however, were deployed by Russia around the Odesa port region with the intention of blocking grain exports.
Likewise, dangers also come from the sky with beachgoers warned not to bathe while air raid sirens are sounding.
Oleh Kiper, the commander of the military administration in the Odesa district, said on Saturday via the Telegram messaging app that numerous “zones for swimming and leisure” would be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Furthermore, he stated that once inspections were completed, additional beaches would become accessible.
Kiper stated that the defined swimming zones would require the presence of lifeboats and mesh fences as anti-explosive precautions.
Divers would be despatched to inspect the Black Sea waters if necessary, he added.
In addition, authorities of Odesa stated in a message on Telegram that there were accessible air raid shelters in proximity to the newly reopened swimming areas.
The locations of these shelters were clearly marked on information boards located at the beaches.
Overnight, Odesa experienced dual rounds of assaults: consisting of 15 unmanned aerial vehicles and 8 Kalibr missiles, announced Kiper on Tuesday (August 15).
He affirmed that the air defence systems of Ukraine successfully neutralized all incoming threats.
Kiper said: “As a result of the downing of the rockets that the Russians aimed at the centre of Odesa, debris damaged a dormitory of one of the educational institutions, a residential building and a supermarket.
“The blast wave knocked out windows in several buildings and damaged cars parked nearby. Fires broke out at three facilities.”