Day 111: Missile strikes on Lviv, Ternopil regions, 10 per cent of arms requested by Ukraine

Missile strikes on Lviv, Ternopil regions. On Tuesday, explosions heard in Ternopil and Lviv regions as Ukraine’s anti-air defense shot down Russian missiles. Missile fragments hit an infrastructure site in Zolochiv, in Lviv region. Six people, including a child, were wounded. 

Ukraine’s anti-air defense shot down a missile over Zolochiv, in Lviv region, head of the Lviv regional military administration Maksym Kozytskyi said. Missile fragments hit a brick factory. Initial reports said four people, including a child, were wounded. 

The numbers went up as an evening report said six people had been injured. They are in fair condition and had received medical aid, the head of the regional administration stated. 

Western partners give Ukraine 10 per cent of requested weapons. Ukraine has received about 10 per cent of the arms it requested from Western allies to fight against Russia’s onslaught, Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said in televised remakrs. 

“Ukraine has received about 10 per cent of the arms it requested [from Western allies],” Malyar said. Ukraine is using 5,000 to 6,000 artillery rounds a day. Russia uses 10 times more.

“Ukraine resists Russia in every way possible. Yet Russia has more weapons and troops. No matter how hard Ukraine tries, no matter how professional our army is, without the help of Western partners we will not be able to win this war,” the Deputy Defense Minister added.

“We expect our Western allies to not just help us as they already do. We need to have clear deadlines. We also need to get [the weapons] in the nearest time and we need to make sure that that is what Ukraine has requested,” Malyar said.

In Donbas, fighting rages. On the Slovyansk axis, Ukrainian troops recorded systematic artillery strikes on the towns Tetyanivka, Chepil, Dolyna, Dibrivne, and Bohoroduchne. Russian forces shelled civilian infrastructure sites in and around Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Bila Hora, Ustynivka, Toshkivka etc. They conducted an air strike from helicopters near Metyolkino. Russian troops storm Severodonetsk. Fighting rages. 

On the Bakhmut axis, Russian forces attacked the Ukrainian troops with mortars, and tube and rocket artillery near Mykolayivka, Berestove, Vrubivka, Pokrovske, and New York. Russian air force conducted an air strike near Bilohorivka.

Outside Berestove, Ukrainian troops repulsed Russia’s assault. Russian forces took losses and had to retreat to the positions they held earlier. Russia conducts an assault near Zolote. Fighting rages.

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What should the optimal security model for Ukraine be like? There is no consensus among the Ukrainian society but several options are to be considered, according to the high-level experts that gathered at the UCMC’s press centre for a professional discussion. In Ukraine in Flames #96, watch the experts talk about the desired and realistic alternatives to Ukraine’s security, the relationship between the role of military and diplomatic factors to achieve goals that meet Ukraine’s national interests and mechanisms to establish an effective security model.


Valeriy Chaly, Chairman of the Board of the UCMC

Olexiy Haran, Professor of NaUKMA, Research Director of the Democratic Initiatives Foundation

Pavlo Klimkin, Co-Founder of the National Center for Sustainability and Development, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2014-2019)

Danylo Lubkivskyi, Director of the Kyiv Security Forum, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2014)

Serhiy Rakhmanin, Ukrainian MP, Member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence