Kyiv. A series of explosions were heard on Saturday morning in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. After that, air raid sirens started sounding in Kyiv. Many important infrastructures are reported to have been damaged in the Russian missile attack.
Kirylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office, said in a telegram that the missile attack hit vital infrastructure in the capital. At the same time, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said: “The sound of explosions was heard in the Niprovsky district located on the left bank of Kyiv.”
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko urged residents of the Dniprovsky district to “stay in the seltzers”. Klitschko said fragments of a rocket fell in the Golosievsky district, but there were no casualties.
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Following a series of military coups in Ukraine since October, Moscow began systematically targeting critical infrastructure. With the onset of winter here, energy providers are constantly trying to fix the power grid.
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Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Friday that the Russian army had captured the eastern town of Soledar, a salt mine in Ukraine. The capture of the city of Soledar has been described as a “rare victory” for Russia.
However, Ukrainian officials denied the Russian claim to have captured Soledar, which falls under Donetsk province in eastern Ukraine, and said fighting was continuing. Donetsk is one of four regions Moscow annexed to Russia in September.
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