Russia Rains Missiles Down on Ukraine, 35 Killed

14 Mar, 2022 10:54 IST|Sakshi Post

More than 30 Russian cruise missiles targeted a large Ukrainian military base near the border with Nato member Poland on Sunday. As many as 35 people have been killed and 134 wounded after Russia fired over 30 cruise missiles at the Yavoriv military base in Ukraine's Lviv region. It is located only 25 km away from the Polish border.

The attack signalled an escalation of the current conflict because it came dangerously close to a Nato member nation. US President Joe Biden has said Nato would defend every inch of its territory if Russia's invasion spills over into member states of the Western defence alliance.

Ukraine also reported renewed airstrikes on an airport in the west, heavy shelling on Chernihiv northeast of the capital, and attacks on the southern town of Mykolayiv.

According to the reports, an American journalist was shot and killed by Russian forces in the town of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, and another journalist was wounded.

Mykolaiv, a strategic city close to the southern port of Odesa was also attacked by Russian forces, with nine people killed in airstrikes on Sunday. In eastern Ukraine, the army of Vladimir Putin was trying to surround Ukrainian forces as they advanced from the port of Mariupol in the south and the second city Kharkiv in the north.

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