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Ukraine war

Russian strike on base brings Ukraine war close to NATO's border

Moscow says destroyed weapons, killed 'foreign mercenaries'

Ukrainian service members hold a Javelin missile system, at a position on the front line in the north Kyiv region, Ukraine Mar. 13.   © Reuters

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) -- Russian missiles hit a large Ukrainian base near the border with NATO member Poland on Sunday, killing 35 people and wounding 134, a local official said, in an escalation of the war to the west of the country as intense fighting was reported elsewhere.

Russia's defence ministry said the air strike had destroyed a large amount of weapons supplied by foreign nations that were being stored at the sprawling training facility, and that it had killed "up to 180 foreign mercenaries". 

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