The Ukrainian authorities have reported this Sunday of a Russian missile attack on a military base in Yavoriv, 50 kilometers west of Lviv and very close to the border with Poland, in which at least 35 people have died and another 134 have result injuries. This offensive represents the greatest escalation of tension in the area, since the beginning of the invasion on February 24.
The military prevents access to the Yavoriv base hit by Russian missiles at a checkpoint about 6 km from the military facility. Checkpoints are also seen at the entrance to small urbanizations of the typical two-story mansions with sloping roofs.
“The (Russian) occupiers have carried out an air strike against the International Center for Security and Peacekeeping in Yavoriv,” the Lviv regional council said on its website, in a statement indicating that at least eight missiles had impacted at the base.
“Unfortunately, we lost more heroes: 35 people died as a result of the bombing of the peacekeeping and security center. Another 134 are found with varying degrees of injuries and are in hospital,” Maksym Kozytskyi announced on his Telegram account. responsible for the state administration in the city of Lviv, close to the place of the attack.
For his part, Vadym Denysenkoo, advisor to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, has stated in the local media that with this attack “the Russians intend to show that there is no safe place in Ukraine.” The explosions took place around 5:50 local time (3:50 GMT) and were heard in the center of Lviv, according to Efe, while minutes before the anti-aircraft sirens had sounded to seek refuge.
The Ukrainian Defense Minister, Oleksii Reznikov, assured this Sunday that there were foreign soldiers at the military base that the Russian army has attacked near the border with Poland. In a message on his Twitter profile, he has indicated that “foreign instructors” work at that base and that “information on the victims is still being clarified,” for which reason he has not clarified whether any of these are among the least nine deaths reported by local authorities.
“This is a new terrorist attack against peace and security near the border between the European Union and NATO. Measures must be taken to stop this,” he added about the attack on the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security. , near Lviv.