Russian missiles hit several Ukrainian cities – local officials

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LVIV, Ukraine, April 2 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit two cities in central Ukraine early on Saturday, damaging infrastructure and residential buildings, the head of the Poltava region said.

“Poltava. A rocket hit one of the infrastructure facilities overnight,” Dmitry Lunin wrote in an online post. “Kremenchuk. Many attacks on the city in the morning.”

Lunin later said that at least four missiles hit two infrastructure objects in Poltava, while according to preliminary information three enemy planes attacked Kremenchuk’s industrial plants.

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The city of Poltava is the capital of the Poltava region, east of Kyiv, and Kremenchuk is one of the largest cities in the region.

There was no immediate information about possible victims, Lunin said. Reuters could not immediately verify the report.

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In the Dnipro region of southwestern Ukraine, rockets hit an infrastructure facility, injuring two people and causing significant damage, Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the region, said in an online post.

In the city of Kryvyi Rih, a gas station was shelled, causing a fire, he added.

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets in Lviv and Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Adaptation by William Mallard

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