Russian strike on western Ukraine wounds at least 22
At least 22 people were wounded when Russia struck the western Ukrainian town of Chortkiv, the regional governor said on Sunday. The strike was a rare attack in the west of the country. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “Yesterday at 19:46 (1645 GMT) Chortkiv was hit by four missiles, all fired from the Black Sea,” Volodymyr Trush said in a Facebook post.
He said all 22 people wounded, who included seven women and a 12-year-old, had been hospitalised. Trush, governor of the Ternopil region where Chortkiv is located, said “a military installation was partially destroyed” in the attack “and residential buildings were damaged. Chortkiv, which was home to nearly 30,000 people before the Russian invasion, is located 140 kilometers (around 90 miles) north of the border with Romania and 200 kilometers southeast of Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine. Unlike eastern and southern Ukraine, which have borne the brunt of Russian firepower since Moscow invaded on February 24, the west of the country has only seen sporadic attacks.
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