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Massive missile strikes on Ukraine on the evening of May 3: Aftermath

Missile attack on Lviv

Missile attack on Lviv

The Command of the Ukrainian Air Force reports that on the evening of May 3, 18 air-launched cruise missiles were fired at the territory of Ukraine, presumably from the Caspian Sea.

Some of them hit the infrastructure facilities of the Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Kyiv, and Zakarpattia regions. From other systems, missile strikes were also delivered on the Odesa and Donetsk regions.

The Russians reported that as a result of a series of missile strikes, six traction substations were hit in the central and western parts of Ukraine.

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The head of Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ), Oleksandr Kamyshyn, reported six attacks on railway stations in the center and west of the country. 14 trains are delayed. "Infrastructure damage is significant," he said.

On the morning of May 4, UZ reported that dozens of trains were still delayed over yesterday's missile attacks on the railway infrastructure. The Truskavets-Kharkov train is late the most — it has already been delayed for more than 9 hours.

Two missiles significantly destroyed the railway infrastructure in the Kamianskyi district of the Dnipropetrovsk region, one person was injured, the train traffic was stopped, Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, informed. "How long would it take to restore the railway is not yet clear," he wrote.

The number of people injured as a result of a missile attack on Lviv has increased to two people, Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said. There is serious damage to the municipal infrastructure of the city: windows were broken in many houses by the shock wave, there are problems with water and energy supply. As a result of the strike, three electrical substations were damaged, and two pumping stations were de-energized.

The missile hit one of the railway substations near the railway station in the village of Volovets, information about the victims is being updated, the Zakarpattia Regional Military Administration (RMA) reported. This is the first strike on Zakarpattia during the current war. "Windows were shattered at facilities within a radius of 500 m, missile fragments damaged cars nearby. Information about the victims is being updated," the report reads

Advisor to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko reported that the Ukrainian air defense had shot down two Russian missiles flying towards Vinnytsia. Also, one missile was shot down by the air defense when en route to Kyiv near the Odesa highway.

The head of the Vinnytsia RMA, Serhiy Borzov, wrote on Telegram: "Two pops that the Vinnytsia residents heard, it was our air defense. Fragments of downed missiles are being looked for."

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak believes that Russian missile strikes are aimed at stopping the supply of Western weapons to the country. "Russia really wants to stop Western aid, our new and powerful weapon, with missiles. But it won't stop it."

An explosion after a missile hit one of the substations in Lviv

Russian cruise missiles in the sky over the Vinnytsia region on the evening of May 3

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