Boy, three, wounded in Russian shelling in Lviv after mother took him there ‘to make him safer’

A THREE-year-old was among those wounded after a Russian missile attack hit the city of Lviv on Monday – killing seven and injuring 10 others.

Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi posted a video on Twitter showing Artem, who he said traveled hundreds of kilometers to Lviv with his mother to flee the Russian bombings in Kharkiv, and holding his hand receives medical care.

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Little Artem was spotted treating a hand wound after the Russian missile attack on Lviv in western Ukraine[/caption]

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Artem was treated for his wounds after the missile attack[/caption]

The video showed doctors operating on the youth’s left hand and then wrapping it with duct tape while a few people at his side watched.

Iuliia Mendel, a former spokeswoman for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said on Twitter that Artem lost part of his finger in the attack.

On Monday morning, Ukrainian authorities said three Russian missiles hit military infrastructure in Lviv and a fourth hit a tire assembly shop in the city.

After the explosions, thick plumes of black smoke were seen in Lviv, and a Ukrainian advisor described the attack as “barbaric”.

After the humiliating sinking of the flagship ofRussia’s Black Sea FleetLast week, the Ukrainians boasted about a missile attack Kremlin had vowed to step up airstrikes.

Lviv did not see much fighting during the Russian invasion, although there have been a handful of air raids.

The city was used as a hub by refugees fleeing to Poland – some 70 km from the Polish border.

Intense shelling of Russia across the country in recent days marks the beginning of a new operation to achieve its goals – the “complete liberation” of Donbass, generally referring to the eastern regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk.

In a worrying statement the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in the speech on Sunday evening that Russia wants to “annihilate” the Donbass region in Ukraine and “wipe off the face of the earth” some places.

The Donbass — made up of Luhansk and Donetsk — has been the scene of fierce fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists since 2014.

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Artem has his wounds treated after the Russian attack on Lviv[/caption]

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The little boy had traveled to Lviv to avoid the bombing of Kharkiv[/caption]

Lviv was hit by Russian rocket fire on Monday
Getty Boy, three, wounded in Russian shelling in Lviv after mother took him there ‘to make him safer’


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