Kyiv, Lviv beneath Russian air assault; missile violates Polish airspace

Ukrainian forces proceed to research the realm the place rocket fragments fell in a park in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 24, 2024.

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Russia launched 57 missiles and drones onUkraine on Sunday, together with attacking Kyiv and the western Ukrainian area of Lviv, officers mentioned, with Poland’s armed forces saying considered one of Russia’s cruise missiles briefly violated Polish airspace.

Ukraine’s air pressure destroyed 18 out of 29 Russia-launched missiles and 25 out of 28 assault drones, Ukraine’s air pressure mentioned on the Telegram messaging app.

A number of explosions rocked Kyiv early on Sunday, with Ukraine air defence forces destroying a few dozen of Russia-launched missiles over the capital and its neighborhood, Serhiy Popko, head of Kyiv’s army administration, mentioned on the Telegram.

He added that there was solely minor injury from the assault.

Russia has been pounding Ukraine for days in assaults portrayed by Moscow as revenge for Ukrainian assaults throughout its latest 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 on Sunday.

“Russia continues to indiscriminately launch drones and missiles with no regard for millions of civilians, violating international law.”

Russia’s defence ministry didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Poland’s airspace

One among Russia’s cruise missiles launched at Western Ukraine’s area of Lviv, violated Poland’s airspace Poland’s armed forces mentioned.

“The object entered Polish space near the town of Oserdow (Lublin Voivodeship) and stayed there for 39 seconds,” the armed forces mentioned on the social media platform X. “During the entire flight, it was observed by military radar systems.”

The armed forces mentioned earlier that Poland and allied plane was activated in the course of the assault to make sure security of Poland’s airspace.

Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi mentioned on Telegram there have been no assaults on the town however some 20 missiles and 7 assault drones had been launched towards the broader Lviv area, concentrating on “critical infrastructure”.