Russia kills 35 in attack on military base used by foreign soldiers

Former Ukrainian national security chief Oleksandr Danylyuk said he fears Russia could start “doing some provocations” in Nato countries such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania “very soon”.

Asked about reports of shelling closer to Ukraine’s western border with Poland early on Sunday, Mr Danylyuk said Russia was attacking what it thought to be the potential location of “Western military technical aids”, adding: “They believe that in (such a way) they could destroy or at least undermine that ammunition and military equipment supplies.”

The Lviv regional administration reported the Russian military had fired eight rockets at the Yaroviv military range, also known as the Yaroviv International Peacekeeping and Security Centre, which is located just 22 miles from the border with Poland.

Mr Danylyuk said: “Again, it doesn’t mean that they achieved their goal and the logistics of that Western aid is top secret, as you understand, but again, that was the idea.

“I think that it’s also (a) very clear message from Moscow that they are ready to attack, you know, Nato troops engaged into that supplies to Ukraine.”

He added: “I’m afraid that because Russia obviously miscalculates the reaction of Ukrainians, and I believe the West as well, they can start doing some provocations in Nato countries, probably in countries like Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, very soon.”