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So far, no foreign victims have been identified; the Poles are part of NATO, which is currently trying to prevent their direct entry into the conflict in Eastern Europe.

Yuriy DYACHYSHYN / AFPPolish military at the International Peacekeeping Security Center near Yavoriv, ​​western Ukraine, July 2021

A missile attack from Russia to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, ​​one of the largest military installations in the Ukraine, killed nine people and wounded 57 on Sunday, 13, according to Ukrainian authorities. The facility is less than 25 kilometers from the border with Poland, which is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It was unclear whether there were foreign military personnel on the base at the time of the bomber. according to regional governor Maksym Kozytskyy, Russian planes fired about 30 rockets into the building, some of which were intercepted before they hit. So far, Russia has not commented on the attack near a NATO country.

According to the Reuters news agency, 19 ambulances with sirens on were seen heading towards the Yaroviv facility after the attack and black smoke rose from the area. “Russia attacked the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Lviv. Foreign instructors work here. Information about the victims is being clarified. This is a new terrorist attack on peace and security near the EU-NATO border. Actions must be taken to prevent this. Close the sky!” wrote the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Oleksii Reznikovin a post on social media. According to Ukrainian media, all the foreign instructors left the training camp in mid-February, leaving all equipment in place. At the moment, the United States and its allies are concerned about preventing NATO from being dragged into the conflict.


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