The State Emergency Service said the fire at the Tokyo Star Hotel began at 1am. 34 minutes local (and Lithuanian) time.
About 65 firefighters and 13 fire trucks were torched at 4am. 32 minutes, rescuers added.
The report says eight people were killed and 10 more were injured in the fire, which spans over one thousand square meters. The other man later died.
About 150 people were evacuated from the scene of the incident, Dessa officials said. Many of them were temporarily housed in three side-chained buses. In addition, local residents sheltered several dozen evacuees in their homes.
Police have launched a criminal investigation into possible violations of fire safety rules. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
"The first version is a possible assassination attempt for a subsequent firearm attempt to conceal the crime. The second version is a violation of fire safety rules. And the third version is the negligence of hotel guests. & # 39;
AFP / Scanpics photo / burn hotel in AF Dessa
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his condolences for the deaths and injuries of the people on his behalf and said he would personally monitor the culprits.
“We lost eight lives that night. Ten people have been injured, including four in critical condition, the state head wrote on Facebook on Saturday. "And all this, not because of war and fire, but because of criminal negligence and ignorance of basic standards of fire safety and disrespectful approach to human life."
"Vadim Chorn, the owner of the so-called hotel, will respond," Zalensky promised.
“Thanks to the rescuers and the police. The President added that a special thanks to Odessa who organized the rescuing guests from this hotel.
Black Sea port city dess Dessa 475 km from the capital Kiev Is in the south. The city attracts many holidays from Ukraine and abroad during the summer.