Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned Russian forces they face a fight to the death if they try to occupy the capital Kyiv. He said that about 1,300 Ukrainian troops had been killed.
New Delhi: Governor of Ukraine’s Lviv region has said that has said that at least 35 people were killed while 134 have been injured in Russian air strike at a military base outside Ukraine’s western city of Lviv. Another nine people were also killed in a strike on the southern city of Mykolaiv, the regional governor said.
The governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozytskyi, said Russian forces fired more than 30 cruise missiles at the Yavoriv military range, located 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the city of Lviv and 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ukraine’s border with Poland. The United States and NATO have regularly sent instructors to the range, also known as the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, to train Ukrainian military personnel. The facility has also hosted international NATO drills. According to local media reports, as many as nineteen ambulances with sirens are driving from the direction of the Yaroviv facility after the strike.
Defence minister Oleksiy Reznikov also confirmed the attack on Twitter, saying Russia has “attacked the International Center for Peacekeeping & Security near Lviv. Foreign instructors work here.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned Russian forces they face a fight to the death if they try to occupy the capital Kyiv, as air raid sirens again woke residents on Sunday morning. “We still need to hold on. We still have to fight,” Zelenskiy said in a video address late on Saturday, his second of the day. Saying about 1,300 Ukrainian troops had been killed, he urged the West to get more involved in peace negotiations.
Meanwhile, the United Nations will have series of meetings this week about Russia’s war in Ukraine, though it is unclear if they will lead to the adoption of an official text, diplomats said. On Monday, the Security Council will discuss the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).