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Russian missile attack kills at least six, injures 35 people in Lviv (updated)

Apartment building in Lviv hit by a Russian missile overnight into 6 July 2023. Photo: Twitter/MVS_UA
Russian missile attack kills at least six, injures 35 people in Lviv (updated)

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry reported that a Russian missile attack damaged a four-storey apartment building in Lviv, destroying the 3rd and 4th floors in two entrances.

“A search and rescue operation is underway. As of 7:00 a.m., four people were killed and nine injured. Rescuers rescued seven people and evacuated 64,” the Ministry reported at 7:70, adding that “There is information that people may still be under the rubble.”

Lviv Mayor Andrii Sadovyi said that the strike was the largest attack on Lviv’s civilian infrastructure since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. More than 50 apartments were destroyed, according to him.

The city of Lviv is situated near Ukraine’s western border 700-1000 kilometers away from the warzone.

Overnight into 6 July, Russia attacked Ukraine again with Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea, according to Ukraine’s Air Force. As a result of the nighttime missile attack on Lviv, critical infrastructure objects were damaged and people were injured, Ukrinform reported.

Ukraine’s public broadcaster Suspilne reported explosions in Lviv oblast and city around 2:30-2:50 as the Air Force said air defenses were active.

Update:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy offered his condolences to the loved ones of the Russian attack’s victims and promised a retaliation:

Update:

Ukraine’s Air Force says the air defenses and aircraft managed to destroy “only seven of 10 Kalibr missiles”:

“Around 1 a.m., the enemy struck from the Black Sea. Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from surface carriers and submarines. Several groups of missiles were spotted heading northward at first, using the terrain and the Dnipro riverbed, and then abruptly changing course to the west,” the Air Force reported.

Update:

Maksym Kozytskyi, the Head of the Lviv Oblast Military Administration, updated on the attack, saying that the deaths of four Lvivians in the Russian missile strike has been confirmed, while 34 more people were injured. According to him, about 30 houses and more than 50 cars were damaged.

Kozytskyi says that missile debris crashed in two villages in the districts of Lviv and Zolochiv, damaging a household, but but injuring anyone.

Update 15:30:

Lviv Oblast Head Kozytskyi says the death toll from the Russian attack on Lviv has risen to five, as rescuers have discovered a woman’s body under the rubble.

Earlier he reported that 34 people needed medical assistance, and 13 of them were hospitalized.

Update 22:15:

Kozytskyi says the rescuers have removed about 70% of the rubble, and found the body of another woman.

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