Thirty-five people died and more than 130 were injured when Russian troops launched airstrikes on a military training ground outside Ukraine’s western city of Lviv, near the border with Poland, local officials said Sunday.

 

Russia “launched an airstrike on the International Centre for Peacekeeping and Security”, the head of the Lviv regional administration, Maksym Kozytsky, said on his verified Facebook page.

“I have to announce that, unfortunately, we have lost more heroes: 35 people died as a result of the shelling of the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre,” Kozytsky later wrote on Telegram, updating an initial toll of nine.

 

“134 more with injuries of varying severity are in a military hospital,” he added, saying the information on the toll was still being updated.

 

Fires at the base have been almost fully extinguished and pyrotechnics experts were examining the debris, the governor said.

 

Source: AFP