The enemy launched a rocket attack on Lviv, according to the city Mayor Andriy Sadovyi. Four missiles were fired at Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant.
“Several missiles struck the aircraft repair plant. The strikes destroyed its buildings. The plant was not in active operation at the time of the strike; that is why there have been no human casualties so far.
The clean-up crews and the relevant public services are working at the site,” said Sadovyi.
A fire broke out after the wreckage of a downed missile fell on a residential building in the Podil district of Kyiv.
According to the Kyiv City State Administration, one person was killed, and 19 people were injured, among them four children.
Residential area in the Podil district
Russian troops launched a missile strike on Kramatorsk, resulting in two dead and six wounded, informed the Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko.
Russian military shelled Sievierodonetsk, Kreminna, Pryvillia in Luhansk region again. Dozens of buildings were hit, mainly residential buildings. Invading troops shelled a hospital with “Grads” in Pryvillia, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (DSNS) reported.
“Russians deliberately targeted civilians in their houses with the heaviest arms. <…>Firefighters keep putting out the fires caused by hostile shelling,” reported the agency.
Rescuers putting out the fire. Photo distributed by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine
As of March 18 morning, 109 children were killed since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. While 130 have been wounded, reported the Centre of Strategic Communication with reference to the Office of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine statement.
We remind you that it`s impossible to determine the exact number of victims. These figures are approximate.
Infographics: The Centre of Strategic Communications
An airstrike on Sumy caused a fire in the one-story warehouse with varnish products covering 6000 m2. According to preliminary information by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, there are no victims.
Residents of Sumy, Basy, Khimmistechko, Prokofieva, Nysy, Stare Selo, were urged not to leave their houses unless they had to and shut the windows tightly. Presumably, varnish toxic vapor can cause serious health effects.
20 firefighters and 4 vehicles were involved in putting out the fire.
Photo, distributed by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine
People are being pulled out from the rubble of the Mariupol Theatre of Drama that was bombed by Russian occupation military forces. The city council informed that there was one severely injured person, but the airstrike killed no one.
Constant airstrikes interrupt rescuers. They have to rush to the cities to help save people as fast as possible once there is a break from shelling.
Reportedly around 1000 people whose houses were destroyed took refuge in the theatre. There are a lot of women, children, and the sick who require medical care.
Photo as of 16.03
In Avdiivka in the Donetsk region, a nine-story house, a store, and an administrative building were shelled.
According to preliminary information, the shelling killed two persons and wounded 3, reported the Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko.
“Russia wants to frighten us, but their actions only evoke our rage! We will revenge every death!” said Kyrylenko.
Occupants took the Secretary of Nova Khahovka City Council Dmytro Vasyliev hostage two days ago. He is being tortured and forced to swear loyalty to Russia, his wife Liudmyla informed.
“Russia’s demands to Vasyliev is to switch his loyalty to Russia. They employ a standard combination of physical and moral pressure, including torture.
Vasyliev is a patriot of Ukraine; he is holding up, he is not changing his political stance,” she noted.
Russian troops shelled rescue workers who were putting out the fire in the Zaporizhzhia region, caused by the previous shelling. One of them died, five were wounded, reported the State Emergency Service of the Zaporizhzhia region.
“<…> While extinguishing the fire, the rescuers were in grave danger. Sadly, one of our firefighters – Yevhen Donets, the senior firefighter of the 4th Fire Unit, died in an explosion.
“Other firefighters sustained injuries of varying degrees,” informed the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
A mother in Kyiv shielded her one-month-old baby with her body from the shelling. The woman suffered numerous shrapnel injuries. This story was shared by the National Children Specialised Hospital “Okhmatdyt.”
The Okhmatdyt hospital commented:
“A family from Kyiv was brought to our hospital after being wounded by Russian shelling. The father, Dmytro, said that they could hear shellings throughout the night. With each passing hour, they were getting louder and closer. Early in the morning, the enemy missile hit the area near the five-story apartment house where the family lives.“
“When I came out to the yard, I found out that the missile hit the kindergarten near our house. The ceiling was destroyed, windows and doors in nearby houses were blown to pieces by the impact. Glass pieces flew directly at us,” said Dmytro, the baby’s father.
The family was urgently transported to the Okhmatdyt hospital. Doctors performed surgery to remove all shrapnel from the mother’s body and treated the wounds on the father’s legs. Luckily, the child was not injured.