A Russian airstrike killed 35 people early Sunday morning at a military installation in western Ukraine, miles from the Polish border.
The Lviv Regional Military Administration said at least eight Russian rockets hit a training center near Yavoriv, a town about 35 miles west of Lviv and 10 miles from the Polish border. . The attack could be heard from Lviv.
Thirty-five people were killed and 134 injured, according to Maksym Kozytskyi, head of the regional military administration. It was unclear whether civilians were among the injured.
“Today the Lviv region was hit by missiles, first of all by jet planes, stationed in Saratov, Russia, which were not flying in Ukrainian territory,” Kozytskyi said. “More than 30 preliminary missiles were launched. The missile defense worked, a number of missiles were shot down. The Yavoriv firing range was attacked.”
Yavoriv sits along one of the main routes used to bring supplies to Ukraine from Poland, a route also used in recent weeks by refugees fleeing the Russian invasion.
The facility struck on Sunday is near the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, known as the base where for years NATO military instructors, including Americans, trained Ukrainian troops to fight Russia to the east.
The administration said earlier Sunday that nine people were killed and 57 injured.
The mayor of Ivano Frankivsk, a southwestern city, also confirmed a strike at the city’s airport on Sunday morning. This is the third such strike, an official said.
– ABC News’ Kirit Radia, Julia Drozd, Patrick Reevell and Clark Bentson