Ten other people were injured
At least three people died in kyiv (the capital of Ukraine), including two children, after a new Russian bombardment during the early hours of Thursday that also left about ten injured.
According to the city’s Military Administration, the attack was carried out with “operational tactical ground missile systems”, and not with combat planes or drones as has been the case in recent weeks.
Despite the fact that the enemy missiles were destroyed by the Ukrainian defense systems, as the Army assured, the debris fell on a medical care center and a multi-storey residential building, where the victims were located in the Desna district, on the outskirts of Kiev.
Several buildings in the Dnipro neighborhood were also affected, where the debris damaged another residential building and several vehicles that were parked nearby, which caught fire.
According to the mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, there are at least 14 injured, nine of them hospitalized and five who received medical help at the scene of the incident. He also assured that the emergency services successfully extinguished the fire caused by falling debris on several vehicles.
Despite the fact that the enemy missiles were destroyed by the Ukrainian defense systems, as the Army claimed, the debris fell on a medical care center and a multi-storey residential building. (Reuters)
After a woman was killed watching an airstrike from her balcony earlier this week, Kiev authorities urged residents to stay in shelters or other safe places.
Ukraine’s air defenses have become increasingly effective at intercepting Russian drones and missiles, but in some cases the resulting debris has started fires and damaged buildings.
Russia said on Wednesday that it was evacuating hundreds of children from the Shebekino and Graivoron border districts due to intensified shelling in Belgorod where the Kremlin deemed the situation “alarming.”
Tensions between Russia and the West further escalated on Wednesday when Germany announced it would drastically reduce Moscow’s diplomatic presence on its soil in response to a similar move by the Kremlin.
For its part, the US Pentagon announced a new arms package for Ukraine valued at 300 million dollars, which includes air defense systems and tens of millions of ammunition.
For its part, the US Pentagon announced a new arms package for Ukraine valued at 300 million dollars, which includes air defense systems and tens of millions of ammunition. (REUTERS)
The US Defense Department said the new aid shipments would bring the total value of security assistance to Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February 2022 to $37.6 billion.
The Kremlin accused Ukraine, and its Western backers, of being behind the growing number of reported attacks.
On Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said the West was “pressuring Ukrainian leaders to increasingly reckless acts” after a drone strike on residential areas of Moscow.
At least three buildings suffered light damage, including two residential infrastructure in the south-west of Moscow.
Ukraine, which has seen almost nightly attacks on its capital for weeks, denied any “direct involvement.”
(With information from AFP and Europa Press)
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