KYIV, Ukraine: The mayors of Kharkiv and Lviv confirmed that Russian strikes targeted both the northeastern city of Kharkiv and the western city of Lviv on Friday morning.
“At least six explosions were heard in the city,” Kharkiv mayor Igor Terekhov said in a Telegram post, while his Lviv counterpart Andriy Sadovyi reported “information about 2 strikes in Lviv”.
Terekhov’s depiction of the assault on Kharkiv as a ‘massive missile attack’ contrasted starkly with the absence of immediate casualties in both cities.
However, on Thursday, Russian forces targeted Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region, resulting in the tragic death of a 66-year-old woman and injuring another person. Additionally, an airstrike on the village of Glushkivka, also in the Kharkiv region, wounded three women aged between 58 and 76, as confirmed by the police.
This assault unfolded shortly after President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed gratitude to the US for providing Ukraine with the final batch of weapons permitted under the current authorization.