Explosions hit central Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities
In addition to the initial recent missile assaults on Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine, explosions have shook a number of other places as well.
This happened after Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the explosion on the bridge Saturday connecting Russia to Crimea, the region it annexed in 2014, as a “terrorist attack” planned by Ukrainian special forces.
According to initial reports, just one of the assaults in Kyiv resulted in at least eight fatalities and 24 injuries, according to Rostyslav Smirnov, a consultant for the Ukrainian ministry of internal affairs.
After months of comparatively tranquilly in the Ukrainian capital, the explosions have occurred.
Explosions were reported by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko in the Shevchenko district, a sizable central region that houses the old town’s historical buildings as well as various government buildings.
Using a picture she shared on Twitter, Ukrainian parliamentarian Lesia Vasylenko revealed that there had been at least one explosion in the area of the Kyiv National University’s main building.
In June, Kyiv was the target of a prior attack.
However, in contrast to other strikes, which mostly impacted Kyiv’s periphery, Monday’s strike targeted a number of areas in the city’s centre.
There were additional reports of explosions in the western Ukrainian cities of Lviv, Ternopil, and Zhytomyr as well as the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro.
Recent combat has centred on the districts close north of Crimea, particularly Zaporizhia, where six missiles were launched overnight on Saturday from Russian-occupied territory.