The Pentagon says that shots at Yavorev were fired from Russia

The Pentagon says that shots at Yavorev were fired from Russia

This weekend, strikes on the Yavoriv military base, about twenty kilometers from Poland, left at least 35 people dead and 134 wounded.

A senior Pentagon official said, on Monday, that the fatal strike targeting the Ukrainian military base in Yavoriv, ​​near Poland, was carried out with missiles launched from Russian airspace, and considered it evidence that the no-fly zone would not be a panacea.

“It was an air strike with a cruise missile – I would say more than twenty cruise missiles – that destroyed at least seven buildings,” the official, who asked not to be named, told reporters.

“I would like to note that we believe that all of these air-to-surface cruise missiles were launched by Russian long-range bombers from Russian airspace, not Ukrainian airspace,” he added.

It is a base “not used for military assistance” by the West

“For defenders of a no-fly zone, this is an example of what a no-fly zone will have no effect on,” he added, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged NATO again on Monday to create a no-fly zone over the no-fly zone. country.

The damaged military base is located in Yavoriv, ​​about forty kilometers northwest of Lviv and about twenty kilometers from the border with Poland, a NATO member state. It has served in recent years as a training ground for Ukrainian forces under the supervision of foreign instructors, mainly Americans and Canadians.

Yavoriv base was one of the main centers used for joint military exercises between Ukrainian and NATO forces.

The senior Pentagon official denied the arrival of part of the military assistance provided by Western countries to Ukraine on this base. He stressed that “Yavorev was not used for military assistance” from Westerners to Ukraine.

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