Ukraine: 6 dead, 11 injured after Russian army launched missiles at Lviv

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At least six people were killed and 11 others injured in Lviv, Ukraine on Monday morning after the Russian military launched several missiles at the city, officials said.

The missile attack in the western city included at least four missiles that mainly targeted military installations but also hit a car tire service center, regional governor Maksym Kozystkiy said, Reuters reported.

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LVIV, UKRAINE - APRIL 18: Smoke rises after five targeted missile strikes hit Lviv, Ukraine on April 18, 2022.
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LVIV, UKRAINE – APRIL 18: Smoke rises after five targeted missile strikes hit Lviv, Ukraine on April 18, 2022.
(Photo by Ozge Elif Kizil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

West Air Command confirmed the missile attack, which also reportedly damaged infrastructure along the train tracks. Local authorities are still trying to extinguish the flames caused by the explosions.

At least one child was killed in the morning attack.

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Across the country, Ukraine has pledged to “fight absolutely to the end” to prevent Russia from seizing the port city of Mariupol, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a building after a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a building after a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)
(AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)

Last week, the Russian army began a seemingly relentless siege of the city, which, if it fell, would be Russia’s greatest victory of the war.

A few thousand Ukrainian fighters are said to have remained in the city.

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Capturing Mariupol would provide Russia with direct access to the Sea of ​​Azov, giving it avenues to resupply and reinvigorate its offensive strategy in Ukraine, particularly in the eastern Donbass region. It would also provide Russia with a land corridor to the Crimean Peninsula, an area it seized from Ukraine in 2014.

A woman is taken to an ambulance after being injured in a Russian bombardment in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A woman is taken to an ambulance after being injured in a Russian bombardment in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

In an overnight address on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his administration and military were “doing everything to ensure the defense” of his country.

James Levinson, Matt Finn, Jeff Paul and Fox News’ Associated Press contributed to this report.

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