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| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Russian missile strike damages 60 apartments, leaves 3 dead in Lviv

The mayor of Lviv, Ukraine, confirmed through his telegram channel that three individuals lost their lives following a missile strike conducted by Russia in the western Ukrainian city. The mayor, Andriy Sadovyi, had previously stated that eight people were injured in the attack. Mayor Sadovyi also mentioned that the strike resulted in damage to approximately 60 apartments and 50 cars.
This comes just days after a drone attack by Russia killed at least two people and injured 19 in the northern Ukrainian city of Sumy on Monday. The attack was carried out using four drones, in which one official building and two residential buildings were targeted, as per the city administration.

Zelensky calls for better anti-aircraft defence system
Following the Monday attacks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the country’s air defence system is poor and requires major upgradation. “Unfortunately, our country does not yet have a sufficient number of high-quality air defence systems to protect our entire territory and shoot down all enemy targets,” Zelensky was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“We will do everything possible and impossible to make our air defences the strongest,” he added. He also said that protecting Ukraine’s borders was necessary and it would become the basis of a European air shield in the future.

West blamed for slow counteroffensive
Zelensky in a recent interview stated that delayed weapon delivery by the delayed delivery of weapons by the West caused severe harm to its counteroffensive operation against Russia.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Zelensky said, “Our slowed-down counteroffensive is happening due to certain difficulties in the battlefield. Everything is heavily mined there,” adding that he had sought to launch the operation against Russia “much earlier”.

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