Russia hits Ukraine’s Lviv with cruise missiles, Defense Ministry says


Rescuers work at a fuel storage facility site hit by cruise missiles, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lviv, in this photo released March 27, 2022. News service from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

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LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) – Russia has launched high-precision cruise missiles into the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

Russia hit a fuel depot used by Ukrainian forces near Lviv with long-range missiles and used cruise missiles to hit a factory in the city used to repair anti-aircraft systems, radar stations and sights for tanks, the ministry said.

“The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue their offensive actions within the framework of the special military operation,” ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

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The ministry showed video of the missile strikes in Lviv.

Officials in Lviv, just 60 km (40 miles) from the border with NATO member Poland, said people were injured in the missile attacks.

Russia also used long-range sea-based missiles to destroy an arsenal of S-300 missiles and BUK anti-aircraft missile systems near kyiv, the ministry said. Russian forces also destroyed a number of drones, he added.

Russia has started destroying Ukrainian fuel and food storage depots, which means the government will have to disperse stockpiles of both in the near future, Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Vadym Denysenko said on Sunday. Read more

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Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Edmund Blair

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