According to the mayor of Lviv in western Ukraine, several missiles struck and destroyed a structure near the airport.
According to the Ukrainian military, the cruise missiles that were fired in the direction of Black Sea by cruise missiles struck the aircraft repair facility. These cruise missiles were most likely Kh-555 weapons from heavy strategic bombers.
According to mayor Andriy Sdovy, the plant was not operational at the time of the strike. There were no casualties following at least three blasts.
Similar long-range cruise missiles were used in an airstrike against Yavoriv military base in western Ukraine, on Sunday.
Sky’s Alistair Bunkall from Lviv stated that air raid sirens went off around 6.15am. He heard three to four explosions about 15 minutes later, “just as the city began to wake up, just before the curfew lifted.”
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Russian forces tighten the grip around Mariupol
According to Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, the Russian defense ministry stated that separatists in eastern Ukraine were using Russian armed forces as a means of “tightening” the grip on the Ukrainian city Mariupol.
Rescuers are rescuing survivors from the rubble of a theatre that was bombed by Russia in the city under siege. Moscow denies attacking the theatre.
It was believed that up to 1,000 people, including women and children, were hiding in the basement of the theatre after their homes were destroyed in the invasion. The word “children” had been reportedly displayed at the site in large letters prior to the attack to warn those who were inside.
Sky News spoke to James Heappey, British Armed Forces Minister, about concerns over the Russians’ “barbaric tactics”.
He stated that “the evidence is being gathered points very strongly to war crimes” and that culpability lies in the leader of Russia’s government – the man who made the decision to do it in the first instance.”
Ukrainian forces continue ‘frustrate” Russians – UK MOD
The Ministry of Defence of the UK stated that Russian forces have made “minimal progress” this week in its latest update regarding the war in Ukraine.
Russian attempts to encircle these cities are being blocked by the Ukrainian forces in Kyiv and Mykolaiv. Russian shelling continues to encircle the cities of Kharkiv and Sumy, as well as Sumy and Mariupol.
“UN now says that the number fleeing conflict in Ukraine has exceeded 3.2 million. This number will rise due to ongoing Russian aggression.”
Sky News’ former Deputy Supreme Allies Commander of NATO General Sir Richard Shirreff said: “What have we seen is an extraordinarily courageous, tenacious and courageous Ukrainian defense – fired with the spirit to defend their nation. They are using anti-tank weapons and anti-aircraft missiles from the West, which they have demonstrated they can use.
The Russian armed forces have shown extraordinary incompetence, lack of professionalism and a great deal of incompetence. They have spread their forces too thin and failed to support them logistically. This is a fundamental principle of war: ‘Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics’. According to all accounts, the morale among Russian soldiers has fallen to absolute rock bottom. They expected to be welcomed by flag-waving crowds, but they were met with ferocious defense.”