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The mayor of Lviv reported more strikes after rockets landed on the outskirts of a city in western Ukraine

The mayor of Lviv reported more strikes after rockets landed on the outskirts of a city in western Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine (March 26) (Reuters) – Another rocket hit the western Ukrainian city on Saturday, shortly after two rockets landed on its outskirts, in what appeared to be the first attack inside the city limits since the start, the mayor of Lviv said. to war with Russia.

Lviv, 60 km from the Polish border, has so far escaped the bombing and fighting that has devastated some Ukrainian cities close to Russia since Moscow launched its invasion on Feb. 24.

But Governor Maxim Kozytsky said on Saturday that two missiles hit the city’s eastern outskirts in the middle of the afternoon and ordered residents to take cover.

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Later, Mayor Andrei Sadovy said that there was another raid. “Another missile strike on Lviv,” he said in an online post.

The site details were not disclosed. He said the strike destroyed infrastructure but not residential buildings.

Sadovy said earlier that the first strikes set fire to an industrial facility for storing fuel, but did not hit residential areas.

Governor Kositsky said five people were wounded in the attack, citing preliminary figures.

He warned, “Stay in shelters! Don’t go out into the streets!”

Reuters witnesses in central Lviv saw thick black smoke rising from the northeastern side of the city and a strong burning smell filled the air.

The men gathered together in the street to watch a column of smoke billow behind an apartment building. Most of the residents seemed to be staying at home, peering through the curtains while others were rushing to the side of the road with their bags.

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Lviv had a pre-war population of about 717,000, but for the thousands of families who fled the worst battles in eastern, southern and central Ukraine, it became either a place of refuge inside the country or a transit center for people traveling abroad from the country. Read more

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(Covering) By Natalia Zenets, Marie Saito and Silvia Aluizzi

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