Explosion Rocks Ukraines Lviv; 6 Dead

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  • 5 major explosions heard in Lviv.
  • Atleast 6 dead so far.
  • Two MiG-29 fighters and one Su-25 of Ukraine shot down.

Kyiv: According to sources, five “powerful” Russian missiles hit Lviv on Monday, a city in the west of Ukraine that has so far been spared much of the fighting since Russia invaded its pro-Western neighbour nearly two months ago. Emergency services in the region have been activated as 6 died.

The strikes in Lviv come as Russia has intensified strikes in and around the capital Kyiv further east, targeting several facilities that produce military hardware over several days. Footages also reveal, infrastructures at the railway station wetr damaged, however, no casualities or injuries were reported so far.

In his nightly address, Zelenskyy said, “We are doing everything to ensure the defense” of eastern Ukraine. Russia is bent on capturing the Donbas region.” He accused Russian soldiers of torturing and kidnapping citizens in areas they control.

Russian air defenses shot down two MiG-29 fighters and one Su-25 of Ukraine as the war entered day 54. The interceptions took place near Fedorovka and Zavody in Kharkiv Region. Additionally, the invading troops also destroyed 1 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle near Preobrazhenskoe, Pavlograd region.In total, 136 aircraft, 471 unmanned aerial vehicles, 249 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,308 tanks, and other armored combat vehicles, 254 multiple launch rocket systems, 998 field artillery, and mortars, as well as 2,171 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Atleast five dead and 13 injured, in a blast on Sunday in Kharkhiv. Maksym Khaustov, the head of the Kharkiv region’s health department, confirmed the deaths following a series of strikes that local journalists on the scene said had ignited fires throughout the city and torn roofs from buildings hit in the attacks.Since pulling back from its northern offensive to capture the capital of Kyiv, the Kremlin has scaled up attacks on Ukraine’s eastern flank, including Kharkiv just 21 kilometres (13 miles) from the Russian border.

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