War in Ukraine live updates: Russia expands airstrikes, hitting the western Ukrainian city of Lviv

Published March 18, 2022 at 8:08 AM EDT
 Smoke rises over a dim city street
Yuriy Dyachyshyn
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Smoke rises at sunrise after an explosion in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Friday.

Lviv has been a relatively safe haven since the war started, but today's hit on a jet repair facility — just 4 miles from the city center and close to its airport — rattled residents. Authorities also said Russia launched six cruise missiles at the facility, two of which were intercepted by Ukrainian defense forces.

Here are other top developments today:

Mariupol theater rescue: At least 130 people were pulled from the shelter below the building destroyed by Russian bombing, but crews are searching for hundreds more.

A Nobel Peace Prize nomination: European leaders are urging the Nobel committee to extend its deadline and consider the people of Ukraine and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for the 2022 medal.