Russia launched in the early hours of this Tuesday at attack on Kiev which caused at least one death and seven injuries, while the Moscow authorities accused a “terrorist attack” by Ukrainian drones over the Russian capital.
At least 20 Shahed explosive drones They were destroyed by air defense forces in Kiev’s airspace in the third Russian attack on the city in the past 24 hours, according to initial data provided by the military administration.
Before dawn, drones could be heard buzzing over the city, followed by loud explosions as they were shot down by anti-aircraft systems.
In the night attacks on Kiev, one person died and seven others were injured, according to the municipal military administration. A tall building caught fire in Holosiiv district after being hit by debris from downed drones. The two upper floors were destroyed and there may be people under the rubbleaccording to the military government. More than 20 people have been evacuated.
Meanwhile, Moscow residents reported explosions and the Defense Ministry later said eight drones were dropped on the city in what it described as a “terrorist attack” by the “Kiev regime”. According to the statement, five of them were shot down and the other three were shunted after tampering with their systems.
In a Telegram post, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin explained what the attack caused “Insignificant Damage” in several buildings and that two people received medical treatment for unspecified injuries but did not need to be hospitalized. Residents of the two buildings damaged by the attack have been evacuated.
For their part, the Ukrainian authorities have not commented on the Moscow attack, which is said to be one of the most advanced in the neighboring country since the invasion began in February 2022.
Elsewhere in the Ukrainian capital, falling debris started a fire in a private house in Darnytskyi district and three cars caught fire in Pechersky.
The offensive that began on Sunday included a rare daylight attack on Monday that left clouds of white smoke high in the blue skies. Russian forces fired 11 cruise and ballistic missiles into Kiev at around 11:30, according to Ukrainian Chief of Staff Valerii Zaluzhnyi. They were all shot down, he claimed.
The debris of the intercepted missiles fell in the morning on the central-northern districts of Kiev, landing in traffic on a city avenue and also causing a fire on the roof of a building. At least one civilian was injured.
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday it had launched a series of attacks on Ukrainian air bases with precision long-range air-launched missiles. The attacks destroyed command posts, radars, aircraft and ammunition depots.
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