Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said several missiles struck an aircraft repair plant, but the facility was shut down before the strikes and there were no reports of casualties.
Preliminary reports indicate that Russia fired six missiles at Lviv on Friday morning, according to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Suggests that these missiles may be aerial missiles launched from warplanes over the Black Sea.
Two of the six were detained by air defense systems, according to the Armed Forces report on Facebook.
The attack will raise concerns that Russia’s war could spread further west. Here’s what you need to know about the importance of Lviv.
About 43 miles (70 kilometers) from the Polish border, Liv is on NATO’s doorstep – so if attacks here increase, it will have international repercussions.
Liv has become a safe haven for Ukrainians fleeing other war-torn areas of the country.
According to the mayor, it caters to more than 200,000 internally displaced people in more than 700,000 cities. They have flooded the city of Liv in search of relative safety, with many using it as a stopping point before crossing the border.
The vast territory serves as an important arms supply route for the Ukrainian military and a broader resistance effort, thwarting Moscow’s plans for a Blitz-like invasion.
Western Ukraine’s supply routes have become even more important as Russia has cut off sea routes and laid siege to the south of the country. To the north is Belarus, which hosts Russian troops and is one of the launching pads of the invasion.
Culture and history
The Livy Historical Center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the National Museum houses some of the nation’s most complete sacred medieval art and rare religious manuscripts.
According to the city’s official website, Live was the site of Ukraine’s first mass action in support of independence during the fall of communism.
On September 17, 1989, with 100,000 participants, Liv became the site of the largest demonstration in support of the revival of Ukraine’s independence.
Ukraine’s state independence law was passed on August 24, 1991, and hundreds of people flooded the streets of Liv the next day in celebration.
“As the undeniable capital of Ukrainian culture, spirituality and national identity, Liv has always played a key role in the development of democracy and the struggle for Ukraine’s independence,” the website said.
At the outset of the conflict, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azole said: “We must preserve the cultural heritage of Ukraine as a testimony to the past, but also as a catalyst for peace and unity for the future of the international community. It is our duty to preserve and preserve.”
The city has also become a temporary home for many media outlets and embassies that have been forced to relocate from the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.