Kyiv was rocked by a number of highly effective explosions on Saturday morning, with officers within the Ukrainian capital reporting a missile assault on essential infrastructure services.
“There’s an assault on the capital,” the Kyiv Metropolis Navy Administration mentioned Saturday.
Kyiv’s mayor, Vitaliy Klitschko, mentioned the strikes had occurred on the town’s east financial institution, the place there are a number of energy services.
“Explosions in Dniprovskyi district. All providers are heading to the scene. Keep in shelters!” Klitschko mentioned on Telegram.
He added that particles from one incoming missile fell on a non-residential space within the metropolis’s west financial institution (Holosiivskyi district) of the capital. “There have been no casualties,” Klitschko mentioned.
The precise places of the blasts couldn’t be instantly verified by CNN. A thick fog blankets a lot of the town.
The top of Kyiv area army administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, mentioned explosions had been heard round 6 a.m. native time on Saturday.
“A fireplace broke out at a essential infrastructure facility. Response groups are on web site. As of now, no casualties have been reported,” Kuleba wrote.
Two different Ukrainian cities additionally reported explosions early on Saturday.
Blasts had been additionally heard in Zaporizhzhia within the southeast and Kharkiv within the northeast, officers mentioned.
“The enemy is attacking Zaporizhzhia once more. No detailed info but on explosions or casualties,” Zaporizhzhia metropolis council secretary Anatolii Kurtev wrote on Telegram.
In Ukraine’s northeast, the top of Kharkiv’s army administration urged residents to take shelter.
“Consideration, residents of Kharkiv metropolis and area. Stay sheltered. The occupiers are hanging once more!” Oleh Synehubov wrote on Telegram.
Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov mentioned Russia had fired 4 S-300 missiles, with two hitting the town.
Nonetheless, Oleksandr Pavliuk, a Kyiv-based commander within the Ukrainian military, mentioned the explosions in Kyiv weren’t brought on by Russian assaults.
“The explosions will not be related with the risk from the air or air protection, in addition to with any army actions,” Pavliuk wrote on Telegram.
“If there was a risk – you’d have heard the alarm. The reason for the explosions might be reported individually.”