Ukraine’s Lviv strikes with missiles for first time since Russian aggression

Six missiles hit the city on Friday, according to Ukrainian officials.

The bomber struck shortly after 8:30 a.m. local time on Friday in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, the first such attack since the attack began. According to Lviv Mayor Andrei Sadov, the missiles hit near Lviv airport, about 4 miles from the city center.

According to Sadovi, no casualties were reported after the attack. Lviv is about 50 miles from the Polish border.

An aircraft repair plant was hit and destroyed, and the strike damaged windows of communal transport companies’ buildings, Sadovi said.

According to preliminary information from the Western Military Command of Ukraine, six missiles, possibly the X-555, were fired from the Black Sea. The command said the anti-aircraft missile force destroyed two missiles.

In a speech on Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the country’s air force was not strong enough to ensure security.

“Russian forces continue bombing and shelling our cities – from Lviv to Kyiv, from Kharkiv to Chernihiv, the cities of Sumi, Zaitomir, Donbass, especially Mariupol. They launch missiles, drop bombs and launch grades. We can: airplanes, helicopters and missiles, although we still do not have enough anti-missile weapons, modern systems, “said Zelensky.

He added that his appeal for weapons would be “stronger.”

“We will remind those leaders that if they do not deliver on our promised adequate and modern weapons, they will suffer a moral defeat, a weapon that could literally save the lives of thousands of Ukrainians. Russian missiles will not be shot down. Some teams try to provide us with modern equipment instead, “said Jelensky.

A senior U.S. official told ABC News on Thursday that while Russians are using longer-range systems, mobile systems have been restored from inside Russia to the border, but toward Russia. There are apparently concerns that if they cross the border, guerrilla fighters will block them.

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