Russia has launched a pre-dawn air raid on Ukraine’s capital, killing at the very least one individual and sending Kyiv’s residents once more scrambling into shelters to flee a relentless wave of daylight and nighttime bombardments.
Not less than 20 Shahed explosive drones have been destroyed by air defence forces in Kyiv’s airspace on Tuesday in Russia’s third assault on the capital prior to now 24 hours, in keeping with early data from the Kyiv Army Administration. Total, Ukraine shot down 29 of 31 drones fired into the nation, most within the Kyiv space, the air power later added.
Earlier than daylight, the buzzing of drones may very well be heard over the town, adopted by loud explosions as they have been taken down by air defence programs.
Within the assaults in a single day on Kyiv, one individual died and three have been injured when a high-rise constructing within the Holosiiv district caught fireplace. It was not instantly clear what brought about the blaze however often the falling particles from drones being hit and the interceptor missiles have brought about injury on the bottom.
The constructing’s higher two flooring have been destroyed, and there could also be folks underneath the rubble, the Kyiv Army Administration mentioned. Greater than 20 folks have been evacuated.
Elsewhere within the capital, falling particles brought about a fireplace in a non-public home within the Darnytskyi district and three automobiles have been set alight within the Pechersky district, in keeping with the army administration.
The sequence of assaults that started Sunday included a uncommon daylight assault Monday that left puffs of white smoke within the blue skies.
On that day, Russian forces fired 11 ballistic and cruise missiles at Kyiv, in keeping with Ukraine’s chief of workers, Valerii Zaluzhnyi. All of them have been shot down, he mentioned.
Particles from the intercepted missiles fell in Kyiv’s central and northern districts through the morning, touchdown in the course of site visitors on a metropolis street and likewise beginning a fireplace on the roof of a constructing, the Kyiv army administration mentioned. Not less than one civilian was reported damage.
The Russian defence ministry mentioned it launched a sequence of assaults early Monday concentrating on Ukrainian air bases with precision long-range air-launched missiles. The assaults destroyed command posts, radars, plane and ammunition stockpiles, it claimed. It didn’t say something about hitting cities or different civilian areas.