Kyiv: Multiple explosions were heard in Ukraine’s western city Lviv this morning on Sunday morning, The Guardian reported on Sunday.
The explosions were heard shortly before 6am local time Sunday on the outskirts of the city which lies close to the border with Poland.
Photos posted to social media show large columns of smoke purportedly rising from the direction of the Yavoriv military training ground, indicating that Russia is stepping up its attacks in the west of the country and may be a deliberate attack on incoming western shipments of military and humanitarian aide to Ukraine.
According to reports from the Lviv regional military administration and later confirmed by Lviv’s mayor, Andriy Sadovyi, Russian forces launched as many as 8 missiles. Thousands of refugees have so far passed through Lviv en route to neighbouring countries.