Russia bombarded Swedish plant in Ukraine: three dead

A Russian missile attack on Ukraine on the morning of 15 August killed three Swedish SKF plant employees in Lutsk.

SKF spokesman Carl Bjernstam stated this, Reuters reports.

According to the company’s representative, the SKF plant was “damaged” during the attack on Lutsk.

“Last night, there was an attack on the city of Lutsk in Ukraine, and our plant was damaged due to the attack. It is with great sadness that we confirm that three of our colleagues were killed,” said company spokesman Carl Bjernstam.

He noted that the company will study the consequences of the attack and damage to the plant but added that it is primarily focused on its employees and their safety.

According to the company’s latest financial report, the world’s largest industrial-bearing manufacturer has about 1,100 employees in Ukraine, most of whom work at the Lutsk plant.

The report also notes that the Lutsk plant accounts for about 0.5% of SKF’s total production in 2022.

On the morning of 15 August, the Russians launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine – Russian missiles hit an industrial plant in Lutsk (3 people were killed), residential buildings in Lviv, and a factory in Dnipro (a fire broke out, two people were injured), and explosions were also heard in Khmelnytsky and Smila, Cherkasy region.

Around 4 a.m. local time, on 15 August, Russian invading troops fired 28 air- and sea-launched missiles at Ukraine, and the Ukrainian air defences destroyed 16 X-101/X-555 and Kalibr cruise missiles.

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