Two individuals have been killed in Kyiv after Russia launched a ferocious salvo of missiles and drones in assaults throughout Ukraine.
Ukraine’s military chief, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, mentioned Russian forces fired 64 missiles and drones in a number of waves of assault on Wednesday morning.
A complete of 29 missiles and 15 drones had been shot down by Ukraine’s air defences, Mr Zaluzhnyi added.
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In Kyiv, smoke and flames had been seen coming from a tower block, as hearth crews labored to deal with the hearth.
“I was scared when air alerts were announced and we rushed here,” Tetyana, 49, mentioned as she hugged her two-year-old granddaughter and a small canine in a bomb shelter in central Kyiv.
She added: “I hope they will shoot down all of them. I pray for our air defence.”
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned six areas got here underneath enemy assault.
“In Kyiv, more than ten people were injured, as of now, two deaths are known,” he mentioned on Telegram.
“There may be people under the rubble.”
President Zelenskyy additionally vowed that “terrorists will always feel the consequences of their actions” and paid tribute to the medical and rescue staff.
Parts of Kyiv had been with out energy following the assault, after a downed Russian missile broken energy traces, Mayor Vitali Klitschko mentioned.
The feedback from President Zelenskyy and Mr Zaluzhnyi come amid experiences of a rift between them.
Ukraine’s commander-in-chief reportedly refused a request from the president to step down amid an obvious long-running dispute between the 2 males.