Russian Attacks on Ukraine Kill 2, Lviv Warehouses Set Ablaze: Officials

Reuters
By Reuters
September 19, 2023Russia–Ukraine War
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Russian Attacks on Ukraine Kill 2, Lviv Warehouses Set Ablaze: Officials
A burning industrial warehouse, damaged by a Russian drone strike in Lviv, Ukraine, on Sept. 19, 2023. (Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Lviv region/Handout via Reuters)

KYIV—Russia struck three industrial warehouses in a drone strike on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv early on Tuesday, causing a huge fire and killing at least one person, local officials said.

Russian forces also shelled the southern city of Kherson, killing a policeman and wounding two civilians on a trolleybus, the head of the city’s military administration said.

In Lviv, fire fighters tackled a blaze after three industrial warehouses were hit in an attack at around 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), emergency services said.

Photos released by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine showed huge flames lighting up the sky above the burning warehouses.

Ukraine’s air force claimed Russia had launched a total of 30 drones and one Iskander ballistic missile in attacks on Ukraine overnight, and that 27 of the drones had been shot down.

Reuters could not independently verify the reports. There was no immediate comment from Moscow.

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