Black smoke rises above a building near the airport after Russian forces bombed the city of Lviv in western Ukraine on the 18th. Lviv = Reuters Yonhap News Agency reported on the 18th that Russian troops bombed the vicinity of the Lviv city airport in western Ukraine with missiles, the BBC reported on the 18th.
According to reports, the mayor of the western city of Lviv, Andri Sadovy, said in a telegram that the bombing of the Russian army had taken place this morning. This is the first time that Lviv, a relatively safe zone, has been bombed by Russia since the outbreak of the war on the 24th of last month.
The Associated Press reported, citing Mayor Sadovi, that a military aircraft maintenance depot near Lviv airport was hit by multiple missiles and the plant had already been shut down.
24 TV, a local Ukrainian broadcaster, reported that air raid warnings had sounded in most cities in Ukraine from 6 a.m. on the same day, and the first explosion sound was heard around 6:30 a.m.
The Ukrainian Air Force Western Command confirmed on Facebook that a cruise missile launched from the Black Sea had landed in Lviv. He said that it was similar to the missile that attacked the Yavoriu military training base 40 km northwest of Lviv on the 13th.
It is expected that the bombing will lead to a full-fledged expansion of the Russian armys attack range to the west.
The Korean embassy has also set up a temporary office here to help Koreans and their families evacuate. The temporary office of the Korean embassy is said to be withdrawn soon as the safety situation in Lviv is rapidly deteriorating.