Six killed in missile strikes on Ukraine’s western city of Lviv

Dark smoke rise following an air strike in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, on April 18, 2022. (YURIY DYACHYSHYN  / AFP)

KIEV / BRUSSELS – At least six people were killed and eight others wounded on Monday in missile strikes on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, said Maksym Kozytsky, head of the Lviv regional military-civilian administration.

Russian troops have launched four missile strikes on the city, Kozytsky said on Facebook, noting that three missiles hit military infrastructure, and another one struck a tire service center.

The European Union (EU) is allocating a further 50 million euros (about $54.03 million) of humanitarian aid to people affected by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict

Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire caused by the strikes, Kozytsky said.

Meanwhile,the European Union (EU) is allocating a further 50 million euros (about $54.03 million) of humanitarian aid to people affected by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to a EU statement issued on Sunday.

ALSO READ: Ukraine crisis: Who is to blame for current conflict?

Some 45 million euros of the funding is allocated for humanitarian projects in Ukraine, and 5 million euros to projects in neighboring Moldova, which has taken in hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees since the start of the conflict.

The new funding, which brings the EU's total humanitarian aid funding in response to the conflict to 143 million euros, will address the most pressing humanitarian needs by providing emergency medical services, access to safe drinking water and hygiene, shelter and protection, cash assistance and support against gender-based violence, according to the statement.

"As heavy fighting and missile strikes continue to destroy critical civilian infrastructure, humanitarian needs in Ukraine remain extremely high," the EU said in the statement. 

READ MORE: Russia destroys foreign supplies of missile systems in Ukraine