Russia launches missiles in ‘heavy assault’ of base in western Ukraine: Studies

Funeral procession of Ukrainian navy servicemen Roman Rak and Mykola Mykytiuk in Starychi, western Ukraine, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Rak and Mykytiu have been killed throughout Sunday’s Russian missile strike on a navy coaching base in Yavoriv. (G3 Field Information Photograph/Bernat Armangue) Bernat Armangue/G3 Field Information

Russia launches missiles in ‘heavy assault’ of base in western Ukraine: Studies

Victor I. Nava

Might 17, 02:57 AM Might 17, 02:57 AM

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A navy base close to the Polish border in western Ukraine was focused in a Russian missile assault Tuesday morning which may be the heaviest strike in western Ukraine because the begin of the warfare, in accordance with Ukrainian officers.

Explosions rocked the town of Lviv shortly after midnight native time, as air raid sirens despatched residents scrambling for shelter. The incoming missiles have been sure for a navy base within the Yavoriv district, about 25 miles from the town heart, in accordance with the pinnacle of Lviv regional navy administration. The official added that air protection techniques “labored,” in accordance with preliminary data. The bottom is situated about 9 miles from the border with Poland.

“Lviv is beneath heavy assault proper now. Mates say it has by no means been this loud. That is WEST Ukraine. Very near Poland,” Ukrainian Member of Parliament Lesia Vasylenko reported on Twitter shortly after the assault.

The mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, requested residents to remain in bomb shelters through the assault and confirmed the sound of explosions within the metropolis. He later clarified that “missiles hitting the town usually are not confirmed.”


“The thing of navy infrastructure within the territory of Yavoriv district, virtually on the border with Poland, was fired upon once more,” Lviv regional navy administration chief Maksym Kozytsky stated on Telegram.

“Based on preliminary data, our air protection system has labored. Information are being up to date,” he stated, asking residents to not ignore air raid sirens.

A member of CNN’s group in Lviv stated that air defenses have been “lighting up” northwest of the town — within the route of the Yavoriv base.

Video shared on social media reportedly from the Lviv space confirmed what gave the impression to be a missile streaking throughout the evening sky, adopted by an explosion.

One other Ukrainian Member of Parliament Inna Sovsun stated on Twitter that she has heard experiences of a number of “big” explosions within the metropolis in the course of the evening and stated Tuesday’s assault was “the most important missile strike in Lviv” because the begin of the warfare.

The Yavoriv base was the location of a lethal Russian missile assault in March that killed greater than 30 folks.

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A number of websites nearer to the Lviv metropolis heart have additionally been hit by Russian missiles because the Feb. 24 invasion, together with a railway station and an plane components facility.

Ukrainian officers haven’t but reported any casualties suffered in Tuesday’s assault.

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