At least 9 dead and 57 injured after the attack on a military base near Poland


At least nine people have died and another 57 have been injured after the attack with Russian rockets that tonight has affected a military center near the border with Poland, in western Ukraine and where there were foreign instructors.

In the attack “unfortunately, 57 people were injured and hospitalized, 9 heroes died,” Maksym Kozytskyi, head of the state administration in Lviv, a city near the attack, reported on his Telegram account.

The head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Maksim Kozitski, has reported thate Russia launched at least thirty missiles against the centerof which orCho impacted the facilitiesat a press conference collected by the local media ‘Lviv Portal’.

Kozitski has identified the projectiles as medium-long-range missiles fired from the Russian base in Saratov, 1,500 kilometers away, according to Ukraine’s air defense system, which managed to repel some of them.

“Among the victims there are not only soldiers and right now (the wounded) are hospitalized,” he said.

For his part, Vadym Denysenkoo, adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, stated in the local media that with this attack “the Russians intend to show that in Ukraine there is no safe place.”

The explosions took place around 5:50 local time (3:50 GMT) and were heard in the center of Lviv, according to Efe, while anti-aircraft sirens had sounded minutes before to seek refuge.

Lviv is one of the safest areas in the country as it is far from the battlefront and it is the transit point for refugees crossing into Poland, the country that has welcomed the most Ukrainians since the start of the war on February 24.

The Russian Army has attacked various points in recent days in western Ukraine, which can be considered a new direction in the strategy of the Russian troops.

In this regard, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov confirmed the attack on the military base in western Ukraine, in which there were “foreign instructors”.

In a message on his Twitter profile, Reznikov said that “Russia has attacked the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security near (Lviv) Lviv)”.

“Foreign instructors work here. This is a new terrorist attack against peace and security near the border between the European Union and NATO. Measures must be taken to stop this,” he added.

More bombing in the east

The Ukrainian authorities have denounced this Sunday that the eastern towns of Sievierodonetsk and Rubizhne suffered continuous bombardment on Saturday nightwhich spread to the nearby areas of Popasna and Lisichansk.

The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, has reported these new attacks on his Facebook profile.

In Lisichansk, a gas pipeline and several houses were damaged. In Sievierodonetsk, four houses were on fire. In Popasna, five houses were hit and one was destroyed. No casualties have yet been reported, authorities said.

Russia, which began its attacks against Ukraine on February 24, had concentrated its efforts on the east, south and the Kiev region until two days ago when it has also started to bomb western areas close to the border with Poland.

In fact, the regional council of Lviv, in western Ukraine, reported this Sunday the impact of eight Russian missiles against a military base located very close to the Polish border in what is the largest escalation against this region.

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“The (Russian) occupiers have carried out an airstrike against the International Center for Security and Peacekeeping in Yavoriv”, 50 kilometers west of Lviv and very close to the border with Poland, the regional council reported on its website.

He indicated that at least eight missiles have hit the base and so far there are no reports of victims.



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