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Moscow targets base near Polish border, steps up onslaught

Attack came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused the Kremlin of trying to create new "pseudo-republics."

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Russia launches attack on military facility in western Ukraine


114d ago / 7:21 AM UTC

At least 35 people were killed and 135 others were injured as Russian forces fired more than 30 missiles early Sunday toward a military facility and training center in western Ukraine, officials said. 

Preliminary information from the regional military administration reported that an "airstrike" was launched toward the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security in Yavoriv, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said on Telegram, according to an NBC News translation. 

The facility, where the U.S.'s and other foreign militaries have conducted joint training exercises with Ukraine's military, is in the Lviv Oblast, or region, about 20 miles from the border with Poland. 

The offensive marks the latest in a series of strikes in the western part of the country. Russia has expanded its military offensive farther west, having launched airstrikes Friday on Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk.  

114d ago / 5:42 AM UTC

Humanitarian aid expected to reach Mariupol on Sunday

114d ago / 5:33 AM UTC

Humanitarian aid that has been delayed in reaching the besieged southern port city of Mariupol is expected to arrive Sunday, Zelenskyy said. 

A night after the president said Russian troops did not allow the shipment of food, water and medicine into the city, he announced Saturday that the cargo was expected to arrive Sunday afternoon. 

"Due to the complexity of the route they had to spend the night in Berdyansk," Zelenskyy said in an English transcript of his video address. 

Russian forces have encircled Mariupol, and the city has been without food, water, heat and medical supplies for more than a week as it has endured heavy shelling, officials have said. 

Ukraine resident passes burnt cars while fleeing

114d ago / 3:30 AM UTC

A resident passes by cars burnt in the Russian shellfire in the town of Irpin as he flees on Saturday on the road toward Kyiv.

A resident passes by cars burnt in the Russian shellfire as he flees on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from his hometown on the road towards Kyiv, in the town of Irpin.
Efrem Lukatsky / AP