The first residents of Lviv have been killed by Russian Forces and the call of the European Commission President to provide weapons to Ukraine. The Main News on April 18

In Lviv, an automobile workshop was destroyed by a Russian missile. By Lviv Regional Military Administration

TOP NEWS: Russian Forces continue to attack Ukrainian cities with missiles. In Lviv, civilians have been killed after a Russian attack for the first time since the beginning of the war. Russian Forces began an offensive in the east of Ukraine and gained control over Kreminna in the Luhansk Oblast.  Ukrainian defenders liberated several settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast. The head of the European Commission called on EU countries to provide Ukraine with weapons.

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and EU Ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas. By the Office of the President of Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy formally submitted a completed questionnaire on European Union membership to an envoy. This step could lead to Ukraine gaining candidate status.

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Russian Forces attacked Lviv with missiles

Russian Forces launched a missile strike on Lviv. Three missiles hit infrastructure facilities and one missile hit an automobile workshop. As a result of the attack, seven people were killed and 11 people were injured.

Russian Forces shelled Dnipro city

Russian Forces targeted Dnipro city with missiles. Several people were injured and railway infrastructure was destroyed.

Russian Forces gained control over Kreminna in the Luhansk Oblast

Russian Forces gained control over Kreminna after heavy night fighting.

Russian Forces shelled people who were trying to evacuate from Kreminna

Russian Forces shelled a car with civilians trying to evacuate from Kreminna. Four people were killed.

Russian Forces began an offensive in the east of Ukraine

Ukraine’s general staff said it has seen “signs of the start of the offensive” in the east of the country. The focus seems to be on the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.

In the Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainian defenders liberated several settlements

As a result of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the villages of Bazaliivka, Lebiazhe, and part of Kutuzivka in the Kharkiv Oblast were liberated.

Ukrainian defenders liberated several settlements near the city of Izium

The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated several settlements near Izium.

The President of the European Commission called on EU countries to deliver weapons to Ukraine as quickly as possible

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen called on all EU member states to deliver weapons to Ukraine as soon as possible to help Ukraine to stand against Russian Forces.

More than 1,100 civilians are considered missing in the territories, occupied by Russian Forces

Ukrainian police reported more than 1,100 missing civilians in Russian-occupied territories.

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