Ukraine says 5 dead, others hurt in Russian missile attacks

Ukraine says 5 dead, others hurt in Russian missile attacks

Ukrainian officials say at least five people have been killed and several others injured in a major missile attack on Thursday.

The governor of the western Lviv region, Maksim Kozitsky, said four people were killed in a missile strike on a residential area in Zolochivsky district.

He said emergency crews were combing through the debris, which could have trapped more people under it.

One person was killed in the Dnipropetrovsk region, its governor Serhiy Lysak said, adding that two more were wounded in multiple attacks across the region.

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The mayor of Kiev reported damage in two districts, and the governors of Kharkiv and Odesa said residential buildings were affected.

Lviv region, as well as in the cities of Dnieper, Lutsk and Rivne. Ukrainian media also report explosions in the western regions of Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil.

Russia has been launching massive missile attacks on Ukraine since last October. Initially, barrages targeting the country’s energy infrastructure took place weekly, plunging entire cities into darkness, but over time it became more widespread, leading commentators to speculate that Moscow was saving ammunition.

The last heavy barrage took place on 16 February.

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