Ukraine Invasion: Deadly Missile Strikes Kill 7 Seven In Ukraine As Russia Scales Up Bombardement
By Uganda Online Media Correspondent
Lviv’s mayor has revealed that Russian missile strikes on the city have killed at least seven people in a revision of an earlier death toll provided by local officials.
Andriy Sadovyi said 12 others were wounded in the attacks, which officials had earlier said killed six people.
A hotel sheltering Ukrainians who had fled fighting in the country’s east was among the buildings badly damaged by the strikes, the mayor said.
“The nightmare of war has caught up with us even in Lviv,” Lyudmila Turchak, 47, who fled with two children from the northeastern city Kharkiv told the press.
“There is no longer anywhere in Ukraine where we can feel safe,” she added.
Meanwhile, two British fighters captured in Ukraine by Russian forces have appeared in the Russian state and asked to be exchanged for a pro-Russian politician who is being held by Ukrainian authorities.
It was unclear how freely the two men Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were able to talk. Both spoke after being prompted by an unidentified man.
Both asked British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help bring them home in exchange for Ukraine releasing pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk.
Ukraine’s security service has released a video showing Medvedchuk asking to be exchanged for Ukrainian troops and civilians in the besieged city of Mariupol.
It was unclear how freely Medvedchuk was speaking in the video, in which he addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zelenskyy.
The Kremlin has accused Ukraine of constantly shifting its position on issues previously agreed upon at talks between the two sides.
“Unfortunately the Ukrainian side is not consistent in terms of the points that have been agreed,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.
“It is often changing its position and the trend of the negotiating process leaves much to be desired,” he added, noting that “contacts continue at an expert level.”
About 200,000 people risk losing their jobs in Moscow because foreign companies have suspended operations or decided to leave the Russian market, according to the Russian capital’s mayor.
Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his personal blog that the city’s authorities are ready to support people who lose their jobs by providing training and temporary work.
Sweeping western sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion have hammered the country’s economy, which has also faced an exodus of major foreign firms amid widespread outrage over Moscow’s offensive.