Russian missiles hit infrastructure facility in Lviv Oblast, says governor

16 February, 10:51 AM
Fire at an infrastructure facility after shelling (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanish)

Fire at an infrastructure facility after shelling (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanish)

Russian missiles hit an infrastructure facility in Lviv Oblast amid another massive attack overnight on Feb. 16, Lviv Governor Maksym Kozytskyi said in a Telegram messenger post.

According to the official, firefighters have already extinguished the fire. He added that there were no casualties or injuries as a result of the strike.

Russia launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine overnight on Feb. 16.

An air raid alert was triggered in Kyiv and then throughout the country at 2.35 a.m, with reports of missiles being launched from enemy aircraft over the Sea of Azov, on the south coast of Ukraine. The air raid alert in Kyiv lasted until 4.41 a.m., for a total of two hours and five minutes.

Video of day

Missiles were later reported to have been launched from a Russian frigate in the Black Sea, and from Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 strategic bombers flying in Russian airspace.

Two Su-35s flying in Ukrainian airspace near the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol in Zaporizhzhya Oblast were reported to have launched two X-59 guided missiles.

The Ukrainian Air Force later reported that these had been shot down, along with14 Russian Kalibr cruise missiles. The air force said a total of 32 missiles had been launched in the attack.

The Air Force added that Russian had also fired 12 Kh-22 supersonic anti-ship missiles, and that some of them had managed to hit their targets.

"Unfortunately, some of the Kh-22 cruise missiles reached their targets, hitting critical infrastructure facilities," the air force said.

"Currently, Ukraine has no weapons capable of destroying this type of missile."

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google News

Ukraine Today
Fresh daily newsletter covering the top headlines and developments in Ukraine
Daily at 9am EST
Show more news