Ukraine Says 9 Killed, 57 Wounded In Russian Air Strike On Military Base.
Facilities of a complex that prepares natural gas for transportation are pictured in a fire after night shelling, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the village of Hlazunivka in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released March 13, 2022. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Ukraine Says 9 Killed, 57 Wounded In Russian Air Strike On Military Base.

According to local Ukrainian officials, a Russian air strike on a big Ukrainian military camp near the Polish border on Sunday killed at least nine people and injured 57 others, in what seemed to be the war’s westernmost incident.

At the Yavoriv International Center for Peacekeeping and Security, foreign military instructors have previously worked. There was no way of knowing if any were there at the time.

According to Reuters, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry is currently investigating if any of the foreign instructors were there at the time of the incident.

The military training center, which is the largest in the country’s western region and has routinely hosted NATO joint maneuvers, is less than 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the Polish border.

A request for comment from the Kremlin on the missile attack so close to the NATO border was not immediately returned.

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Russian jets launched roughly 30 missiles at the plant, according to regional governor Maksym Kozytskyy, however several were intercepted before they impacted.

Following the hit, a witness noticed 19 ambulances with sirens on moving from the direction of the base, with black smoke billowing from the region.

“Poland condemns any element of aggression against Ukraine, including shelling of the Yavoriv base,” Polish foreign ministry spokesman said.

The mayor of another city in western Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk, said that Russian troops also continued to hit its airport on Sunday. According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties.


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