Nine people were killed in Russian attacks across Ukraine yesterday, including a drone strike that set ablaze industrial warehouses and destroyed humanitarian aid supplies in the western city of Lviv, officials said.
Six of the victims were killed by a guided bomb that hit the northeastern town of Kupiansk, regional governor Oleh Synehubov said, describing the attack as a “military crime against the civilian population of the Kharkiv region”.
One man was killed in the drone strike on Lviv and two people, including a policeman, were killed in shelling of the southern city of Kherson.
The attacks were the latest of many carried out by Russia since it sent troops into Ukraine nearly 19 months ago in an invasion condemned at the UNGA yesterday by US President Joe Biden and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The civilian death toll is rising rapidly although Moscow denies deliberately targeting civilians.
In Lviv, which is far from front lines, a huge fire broke out after three industrial warehouses were hit in an attack in the morning, emergency services said.
Photos released by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine showed firemen tackling huge flames that lit up the sky above the burning warehouses.
Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi said the body of a man who worked at one of the warehouses had been found under the rubble.