LVIV, Ukraine - Russian missiles struck power plants in Lviv on Tuesday night, knocking out electricity in much of the western Ukrainian city near the Polish border where tens of thousands of civilians fleeing fighting in the east have sought refuge.
The attacks were the most widespread strikes inside the city since the war began, and came as the Russian military pressed its attacks on Ukraine's railway system, the country's lifeline to Poland, carrying both humanitarian aid and supplies for the military.
According to Oleksandr Kamyshin, head of the Ukrainian Railway, Russian forces hit six electrical stations along the railway system in central and western Ukraine.
The mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, said two power stations had been hit in the city, adding that there was serious damage to the municipal infrastructure. The head of the regional administration of Lviv, Maksym Kozytskyy, said three power stations had been hit. There were two reported injuries.