Explosions rock the Ukrainian capital, after weeks of relative tranquility

Explosions rock the Ukrainian capital

  • The raids on Kyiv are the first since Russia’s military focus shifted to eastern and southern Ukraine.
  • Several explosions rocked Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, early on Sunday, a day after officials said Ukrainian troops had returned to part of the eastern battlefield in a counteroffensive against Russia.
  • “Several explosions in Darnytskyi and Dniprovskyi districts of the capital,” Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram. “The services on site are already operational.

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Explosions rock the Ukrainian capital

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According to Klitschko, at least one person has been hospitalized, but no deaths have been confirmed. Other officials suspected that the Russian bombings targeted the railway network.

“We will draw the necessary conclusions and deploy our weapons…to hit sites we have never touched; Putin said if Kyiv received long-range missiles, according to Russian media.

His comments came just days after the United States confirmed that Ukraine would receive advanced Himars multiple launch rocket systems. Himars is a transportable unit that can launch many precision-guided missiles; up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) at the same time.

Christi C. Elwood