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At least 22 wounded in rare Russian strike on western Ukraine

The entrance of the Lviv state regional perinatal center, western Ukraine, April 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
The entrance of the Lviv state regional perinatal center, western Ukraine, April 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

At least 22 people were wounded when Russia struck the western Ukrainian town of Chortkiv, the regional governor says.

The strike is a rare attack in the west of the country.

“Yesterday at 19:46 (1645 GMT) Chortkiv was hit by four missiles, all fired from the Black Sea,” Volodymyr Trush writes in a Facebook post. He says all 22 people wounded, including seven women and a 12-year-old, have been hospitalized.

Trush, governor of the Ternopil region where Chortkiv is located, says “a military installation was partially destroyed” in the attack “and residential buildings were damaged.”

Chortkiv, which was home to nearly 30,000 people before the Russian invasion, is located 140 kilometers (around 90 miles) north of the border with Romania and 200 kilometers southeast of Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine.

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