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Explosions heard in kyiv and Lviv | War in Ukraine

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The mayor of Kyiv said rescue workers and medics were working at the site of an explosion on the outskirts of the city. Warning sirens sounded across much of Ukraine on Saturday.

Details regarding the number of casualties and the extent of the damage were not immediately available.

Russia pledged on Friday to launch new strikes on kyiv and said it used cruise missiles against the Vizar factory on the outskirts of kyiv, which it said manufactured and repaired missiles.

This attack follows the sinking on Thursday of the Moskva, flagship of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea.

The United States has become convinced that the cruiser Moskva sank after being hit by two Ukrainian missiles, a senior US official said on Friday.

The presence of Russian warships in the Black Sea, armed with missiles, raises an increased possibility of strikes against Ukraine’s defense industry and logistical infrastructure, the Ukrainian military said on Saturday.

She also added that the Russian Navy was active in the Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov blockading the port of Mariupol. Ukraine announced on Friday that it is fighting to try to break the siege of the city of Mariupol where fighting is raging around the port and the Ilitch steel plant.

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky also announced on CNN on Friday that between 2,500 and 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers had died since the start of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, adding that 10,000 others had been injured.

According to the leader, 19,000 to 20,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since the start of the war. Moscow, for its part, had reported last month the death of 1,351 Russian soldiers and 3,825 wounded.

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Reuters could not independently verify the figures given by the two parties.

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