War against Ukraine: dead in rocket attacks on Lviv

Status: 04/18/2022 10:13 a.m.

According to the mayor of Lviv, five rockets fell in the Ukrainian city near the Polish border in the morning. At least six people were reportedly killed. Explosions are also reported in Kyiv and the southern Dnipropetrovsk region.

According to Ukrainian sources, the Russian army launched five rocket attacks on the city of Lviv in western Ukraine in the morning. Mayor Andriy Sadovyj wrote on his Facebook page about “five targeted rocket attacks on Lviv”.

“There were at least six deaths in Lviv,” Oliver Mayer, ARD New Delhi, currently Dnipro/Ukraine

Tagesschau 11 a.m., April 18, 2022

At least six people were killed and eleven others injured, including a child, according to city governor Maxym Kosyzky. Firefighters are on duty. According to the media, there is still an air alert in Lviv. Other attacks are not excluded.

According to the head of the Ukrainian railway company, Alexander Kamyshin, the attack in particular damaged the railway infrastructure. He shared a photo online showing fire and smoke above a small building next to a train track. According to him, no passengers or railway employees were injured in the attack.

Lviv’s mayor initially did not specify where the rockets hit, but he said at least one civilian object was hit. This is a tire service. In addition, the windows of a nearby hotel were reportedly destroyed by the explosion. People who fled from other parts of Ukraine before the war lived in the hotel. 40 cars were also damaged, Sadowyj said.

Several attacks on Lviv in the past

Lviv has been the target of Russian air raids on several occasions. However, the city is far from the front lines in western Ukraine and has been shelled less often than other cities further east and south since the Russian invasion began on February 24. In the past, the Russian army mainly bombed military and infrastructure objects near the city.

Apparently a massive Russian missile attack on Lviv

Janina Werner, WDR, Daily News 11:00 a.m., April 18, 2022

On March 26, the city was hit by a series of Russian airstrikes. Among other things, a fuel depot was attacked, five people were injured according to the authorities. In another attack a few days earlier, the city had been the target of an airstrike which hit an aircraft repair factory near the airport. On March 13, Russian cruise missiles targeted a key military base about 40 kilometers northwest of Lviv, killing at least 35 people and injuring 134.

Lviv, which is close to the Polish border, has become a haven for refugees. Western embassies were also moved from Kyiv to Lviv at the start of the war.

Attacks also in kyiv and Dnepropetrovsk

Airstrikes also reportedly took place in other parts of the country in the morning. A journalist from the Reuters news agency reported several explosions in the Ukrainian capital. So far, there is no information on casualties or damage.

According to media reports, two people were injured in attacks in the Dnipropetrovsk region in the south of the country.

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry said Russian forces used Iskander missiles to destroy four depots of weapons and military equipment in Ukraine, according to the Tass news agency. In addition, three Ukrainian military aircraft and eleven drones were shot down. The Russian armed forces had hit a total of 315 targets since the evening. Information cannot be independently verified.

conflicting parties as a source

Information on the course of the war, shelling and casualties provided by official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict cannot be verified directly by an independent body in the current situation.

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