Multiple explosions reported in heart of Kyiv

A number of explosions have struck Kyiv and different Ukrainian cities on Monday morning, based on native officers and photographs. That is the primary time Ukraine’s capital has been underneath assault since June 26.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko stated that “a number of explosions” had taken place within the Shevchenkivskyi district within the coronary heart of the town. Pictures and footage taken by reporters present rubble and automobiles on hearth amid rush hour. Extra blasts have been heard later within the morning.

“Sadly, there are useless and wounded,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated on Telegram, though it’s nonetheless unclear what number of victims there are.

All Kyiv underground stations have began working as shelters, the capital’s administration introduced on Twitter.

Native media reported explosions in different cities, together with Lviv, Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia earlier within the night time. Power infrastructure has been struck within the Lviv area in Western Ukraine, a local military official stated.

“The aggressor launched 75 rockets. 41 of them have been destroyed by our air protection,”  Ukraine’s high normal, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, said.

“They’re making an attempt to destroy us and wipe us off the face of the earth,” Zelenskyy stated. “Kill our people who find themselves sleeping at house in Zaporizhzhia. Kill individuals who go to work in Dnipro and Kyiv.”

Mykhailo Podolyak, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s adviser, denounced “Deliberate assaults on the middle of Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro — one more proof of Kremlin’s terrorist inadequacy.”

“Russia will not be able to preventing on battlefield, however able to murdering civilians. As a substitute of speaking we want air protection, MLRS, longer-range projectiles,” he added.

The blasts come two days after a strategic bridge linking Crimea to Russia was blown up. Ukraine didn’t declare accountability for that assault however many officers celebrated it as a humiliating blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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