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Kyiv, Lviv under Russian air attack; missile violates Polish airspace

Kyiv, Lviv under Russian air attack; missile violates Polish airspace

Ukrainian forces continue to investigate the area where rocket fragments fell in a park in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 24, 2024. Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images Russia launched 57 missiles and drones onUkraine on Sunday, including attacking Kyiv and the western Ukrainian region of Lviv, officials said, with Poland’s armed forces saying one of Russia’s cruise missiles briefly violated Polish airspace. Ukraine’s air force destroyed 18 out of 29 Russia-launched missiles and 25 out of 28 attack drones, Ukraine’s air force said on the Telegram messaging app. Several explosions rocked Kyiv early on Sunday, with Ukraine air defence forces destroying about a dozen of Russia-launched missiles over the capital and its vicinity, Serhiy Popko, head of Kyiv’s military administration, said on the Telegram. He added that there was only minor damage from the attack. Russia has been pounding Ukraine for days in attacks portrayed by Moscow as revenge for Ukrainian attacks during its recent presidential election. “For the third pre-dawn morning this week, all of Ukraine is under an air alert and has been …

Russia launches strikes on Kyiv and Lviv region; Poland activates aircraft

Russia launches strikes on Kyiv and Lviv region; Poland activates aircraft

KYIV — Russia launched air strikes on Kyiv and the western Ukrainian region of Lviv on Sunday, officials said, prompting neighboring Poland’s armed forces to activate aircraft to ensure airspace safety near the border. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app there were several explosions in the Ukrainian capital after air defense systems were engaged in repelling the attack. Ukraine air defense forces destroyed about a dozen of Russia-launched missiles over Kyiv and in the vicinity of the capital, Serhiy Popko, head of Kyiv’s military administration, said on the Telegram. Preliminary information showed no casualties or major damage as a result of the attacks, he said. Russia has been pounding Ukraine for days in attacks portrayed by Moscow as revenge for Ukrainian attacks during its recent presidential election. “For the third pre-dawn morning this week, all of Ukraine is under an air alert and has been advised to seek shelter,” U.S. Ambassador Bridget Brink posted on X early Sunday. “Russia continues to indiscriminately launch drones and missiles with no regard for millions of civilians, …

Russia-Ukraine war live: ‘major’ fire at Lviv warehouse after attack, Ukraine says; Zelenskiy questions Russia’s place at UN | Ukraine

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Moscow and Beijing are closely aligned in their positions on the US and resolving the Ukraine conflict, the Russian foreign ministry said following talks between their top diplomats. The statement came after China’s Wang Yi kicked off a four-day visit to Moscow with a meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, the latest in a series of high-level contacts between the two strategic allies, AFP reports. Photograph: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service Handout/EPA “The similarity of the parties’ positions regarding US actions in the international arena, including those of an anti-Russian and anti-Chinese nature, was stated,” Russia’s foreign ministry said. “The parties discussed in detail the current state of affairs in Ukraine, noting the futility of attempts to resolve the crisis without taking into account Russia’s interests and, all the more so, without Russia’s participation,” it added. Wang also told Lavrov about the content of talks he held over the weekend with US president Joe Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan, …

Russia-Ukraine war live: three killed in missile strike on Lviv apartment block | Russia

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature In the interview with CNN, Zelenskiy also said he had told US and European leaders ahead of the counteroffensive that a lack of supplies would result in more casualties. “I’m grateful to the US as the leaders of our support, but I told them as well as European leaders that we would like to start our counteroffensive earlier, and we will need all the weapons and material for that.” “Why? Simply because if we start later, it will go slower, and we will have losses of lives, because everything is heavily mined – we will have to go through it all.” Zelenskiy says slow weapons delivery delayed counteroffensive Slow weapons deliveries to Ukraine delayed Kyiv’s planned counteroffensive, allowing Russia to bolster its defenses in occupied areas including with mines, Zelenskiy said in a TV interview broadcast Wednesday. Speaking via a translator in the pre-taped interview in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa days earlier, Zelenskiy said that he had hoped to …