Casualties reported as Russia launches five targeted missile strikes on Lviv

18 April, 01:16 PM
Mykhailo Podolyak noted that Russian troops fired five missiles at Lviv (Photo:NV LVIV)

Mykhailo Podolyak noted that Russian troops fired five missiles at Lviv (Photo:NV LVIV)

Russia launched five targeted missile strikes on the Ukrainian western city of Lviv early in the day on April 18, a NV correspondent in Lviv has reported.

At least six people were killed and 11 were injured, including a child, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy reported via the Telegram messenger.

About 40 cars were damaged or destroyed when one of the Russian missiles hit a civilian object – a tire servicing center.

The mayor added that the shock wave had shattered the windows of a nearby hotel where evacuated Ukrainians were living.

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In turn, Lviv Governor Maksym Kozytsky urged residents to remain in air raid shelters.

Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to the chief-of-staff of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said that the Russians had aimed at hitting civilian infrastructure in Lviv.

"Five powerful missile strikes at once on the civilian infrastructure of the old European (city of) Lviv. The Russians continue barbarically attacking Ukrainian cities from the air, cynically declaring to the whole world their ‘right’ to… kill Ukrainians," Podolyak tweeted on April 18.

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