Conflicts & War

Russian drone attack kills one, destroys warehouses in Ukraine’s Lviv

Kyiv, Sep 19 (EFE).- A Russian drone attack on the western Ukraine city of Lviv on Tuesday morning killed at least one person and destroyed three warehouses, sparking a huge fire.

According to the head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Maxim Kozytsky, on Telegram, 18 drones were fired at the region, with 15 shot down by air defenses.

Three drones made direct hits on industrial warehouses, he added.

The resulting fire spread over 10,000 square meters, officials said.

Kozytsky said a 26-year-old man who was in the warehouse at the time of the attack was taken to hospital.

Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, also on Telegram, said the body of a man who worked at one of the warehouses had been found under the rubble.

“These are warehouses with windows, household chemicals, as well as premises where humanitarian aid was stored by the charity mission CARITAS-SPES,” he wrote.

Kozytsky said: “I want to emphasize that these are ordinary industrial warehouses. Nothing military was kept in them.”

Ukrainian air defenses overnight shot down 27 of the 30 Shahed drones launched by Russia, the Ukraine Air Force said.

They were intercepted in various regions of southern, central and western Ukraine, it added.

The air force also reported that an Iskander-M ballistic missile was fired at Dnipropetrovsk region’s Kryvyi Rih city from Russian-occupied Crimea.

A high-rise building in the city was hit and caught on fire, and the facades of three apartment blocks were damaged, Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Lysak said on Telegram. EFE


Related Articles

Back to top button