A Russian missile assault hit essential infrastructure in Kyiv on Saturday morning and explosions rang out within the Dniprovskiy district of the Ukrainian capital, a senior presidential official and different officers mentioned.
Reuters journalists heard a sequence of explosions in Kyiv earlier than an air raid siren sounded in Kyiv. Officers advised residents to take shelter.
“Missile assault on essential infrastructure services. Particulars are being checked,” mentioned Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the president’s workplace.
Kyiv’s army administration mentioned an infrastructure facility had been hit, however didn’t say which.
“Explosions in Dniprovskiy district. All businesses heading to the location. Keep in your shelters!” Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on Telegram.
He mentioned the particles of a missile got here down on a non-residential space within the Holosiivskiy district within the west of Kyiv.
Russia has been pounding Ukraine’s very important vitality infrastructure with missiles and drones since October, inflicting sweeping blackouts and disruptions to central heating and operating water as winter bites.
With Submit wires