The Russian military on Sunday confirmed strikes on fuel depots on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv and outside of Kyiv, saying it had targeted fuel supplies for Ukrainian troops.
"On March 26, high-precision long-range air-launched weapons destroyed a large fuel base near the city of Lviv, which provided fuel for Ukrainian troops in the western regions of Ukraine, as well as near Kyiv," Russian Ministry of Defense spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said in a briefing Sunday.
Konashenkov confirmed a separate strike on Lviv Saturday, saying cruise missiles had targeted the workshops of the Lviv radio repair plant, which he claimed carried out the overhaul and modernization of Ukrainian weapons systems.
Ukrainian authorities have confirmed the strike on the fuel base in Lviv. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine said Sunday the fire that broke out at the fuel storage depot in Lviv had been extinguished at 6:49 a.m..
The mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, said in a post on Twitter on Sunday that it took firefighters 14 hours to put out the fire.
Separately, Konashenkov claimed that sea-launched weapons had targeted a Ukrainian missile storage facility 18 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Kyiv.