Russian airstrike escalates offensive in western Ukraine

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LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles pounded a military base in western Ukraine, killing 35 people.

Sunday’s attack was on a facility that served as a crucial hub for cooperation between Ukraine and the NATO countries supporting its defense.

The barrage marked an escalation of Moscow’s offensive and moved the fighting perilously close to the Polish border.

The attack so near to a NATO member-country raised the specter that the alliance could be drawn into the fight and was heavy with symbolism in a conflict that has revived old Cold War rivalries and threatened to rewrite the current global security order.

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