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The death toll from the Russian bombardment of Lviv rises to nine

The number of fatalities from the Russian bombardment on Thursday in a residential building in the city of Lviv, close to the Polish border, has risen to nine, while the number of wounded stands at 42. The Interior Ministry of Ukraine has confirmed the new balance in a statement on its official Telegram account, in which it has also reported that search and rescue operations continue.

For his part, the mayor of Lviv, Andri Sadovi, indicated that "the street (...) will be closed until the emergency workers remove the rubble and remove all the dead" and has qualified that around 60 apartments and 50 cars have been damaged.

For her part, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, Denise Brown, condemned the attack and stressed that "Humanitarian Law is clear: civilians and civilian infrastructure must be protected," according to a statement published by her office.

In this regard, he recalled that "today's attack [por el jueves] It comes just a week after the deadly Kramatorsk restaurant attack that killed 13 people, including famous Ukrainian writer Victoria Amelina, and the recent shelling in Kharkiv, Sumi and other regions of Ukraine, which has caused loss and destruction to people who continues to live through the horrors of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine."

“The UN and the humanitarian community will continue to support the people of Ukraine. On behalf of the United Nations and the humanitarian community, I convey my sincere condolences to the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to the injured," Brown added.

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