Russia widens attacks on Ukraine with missile strike on base close to Polish border

Bombing close to Lviv follows Kremlin warning that supply lines were ‘legitimate targets’; town of Volnovakha ‘ceases to exist’ after bombardment

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Russia has escalated its war in Ukraine with a strike on a major military base in western Ukraine, only hours after the Kremlin warned that western supply lines into the embattled country were “legitimate targets”.

Two large explosions were seen on Sunday at the base in Yavoriv, a garrison city just 12km from the Polish border. The rocket attack took place at 5.45am.

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