Lviv Missile Strike Causes Blackouts and Train Disruptions

A Russian missile strike left nearly 250,000 people in the Lviv region without electricity on Tuesday evening, May 3.

According to a report from state news agency Ukrinform, Maksym Kozytskyi, head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration said in a briefing that the missile strike in targeted locations in Lviv affected more than 85,000 households and more than five settlements.

Kozytskyi added there were five settlements that were partially de-energized while 630 households remained without electricity as of Wednesday, May 4. 

Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said medical facilities in the regional center used backup power to prevent more medical emergencies.

Sadovyi also reported two people injured outside electric substations at the time of the attack. 

The bomb shattered windows in surrounding residential buildings and institutions, as well as stained glass windows in one of the churches nearby and garage doors.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on Facebook that the missile attacks were targeting its transport infrastructure.


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