As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its third week, Russia began conducting airstrikes in Western Ukraine only twelve miles from the Polish border. The airstrikes were carried out against the Yavoriv training base and left at least 35 people dead.
Shortly after the airstrikes, Ukrainian officials ramped up their appeals for NATO intervention as they claimed the strike amounted to a ‘terrorist attack on peace and security near the EU-NATO border’.
The Epoch Times Reports–
“Russian airstrikes on the Yavoriv military training area in Ukraine have left at least 35 people dead, according to the Lviv regional administration in a statement on Sunday.
About 30 missiles were fired from warplanes over the Black and Azov and hit the military base, said Lviv regional military administration chief Maksym Kozytsky in a Facebook statement. Another 134 people were hospitalized in the incident, his office said.
The Yavoriv military site is about 12 miles away from the Polish border and is some 25 miles from Lviv, located in western Ukraine.
“Russia has attacked the International Center for Peacekeeping & Security near Lviv. Foreign instructors work here. Information about the victims is being clarified,” Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on social media. “This is new terrorist attack on peace & security near the EU-NATO border. Action must be taken to stop this.”
Since the start of the invasion on Feb. 24, Russian forces have targeted western Ukraine with fewer strikes than in other parts of the country. However, starting late last week, Moscow appeared to have escalated strikes in the western portion of the country”
All of Ukraine’s major cities are now either under siege by Russia or under Russian control, with city officials estimating that 2,000 people died in the East Ukrainian city of Mauripol in just 24 hours.
The United States and NATO countries have sent billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine and a variety of weapons to help fend off the Russian invasion.