Live news: Russia pounds western Ukraine in massive overnight air strikes

A constructing destroyed by what Ukraine stated was a Russian missile strike on the Lviv area on Tuesday © Maksym Kozytskyi/Lviv Regional Navy Administration through Reuters

Explosions shook Lviv, the most important metropolis in western Ukraine, as native officers stated early on Tuesday that Russia’s invading forces of their newest in a single day air strikes pummelled the nation with practically 30 missiles.

“Residential buildings have been hit,” Lviv’s mayor Andriy Sadvoyi stated in a social media publish that included a video of him exterior a large crater and bombed-out condo constructing.

“Happily, there have been no casualties,” he added. “Sadly, there’s loads of injury. Greater than 100 flats have been broken, greater than 500 home windows have been damaged and a kindergarten was destroyed,”

Officers reported not less than three fatalities from strikes additional north within the area of Volyn, the place which borders Poland.

Ukraine’s air power stated 16 of about 28 missiles have been intercepted.

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