Russia confirms strike hit Lviv fuel depot

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Russia confirms strike hit Lviv fuel depot

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov confirmed in a statement on Sunday that a Russian air-launched cruise missile attacked a fuel depot and defense plant in Lviv near the Polish border on Saturday.

Kona Schenkov added another strike, including a sea-launched missile, that destroyed the ammunition depot holding air defense missiles in Presek, just west of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

According to Konashenkov, 67 Ukrainian military installations were targeted by Russian troops during the operation on Saturday.


Putin congratulates the National Guard on the 6th anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated the 6th anniversary of its founding on Sunday and congratulated the National Guard of Russia.

Putin made a special speech to the National Guard service staff involved in the “Special Military Operations in Donbus and Ukraine.”

“I know how you behave in this situation. Very courageous, professional, skillful and fearless, you are competent while showing your personal hero. And it solves the most complex tasks set up accurately, “Putin said in his video statement.

The National Guard was founded by Putin in 2016 as an internal military force to report directly to the President.

With more than 300,000 employees, the service engages with other security forces in combating terrorism and organized crime, guarding national facilities, controlling weapon rotation, and riot control.


A man detained at the scene of a Lviv rocket attack

Governor of Lviv said the man was detained on suspicion of being a spy in one of two rocket attacks that rattled the city on Saturday.

Maksym Kozytskyy said police found the man recording and hitting a rocket flying towards the target. Police also found in his phone photo of a local checkpoint that Kozytskyy said was sent to two Russian phone numbers.

Rockets attacked oil storage facilities and unspecified industrial facilities, injuring at least five people. Hours after the attack, heavy smoke and towering flames were seen in the suburbs of Lviv.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Epoch Times Staff