The Russia-Ukraine war has once again gained momentum. On Saturday, Russia launched its worst ever attack on Ukraine’s capital Kiev. The Ukrainian military itself described it as the deadliest drone attack on Ukraine since Russia began large-scale attacks in 2022. The Russian military targeted Ukraine’s capital Kiev with dozens of drone attacks. Due to this, 220 institutions in Kiev lost power and 77 buildings were damaged. Information about the number of deaths has not been given yet.
“The attack primarily targeted Kiev,” Ukrainian Air Force commander Mykola Oleshchuk wrote on his Telegram channel. The Armed Forces of Ukraine said Russia launched an attack against Ukraine with about 75 Iranian-made drones. Of which 71 were killed. Serhiy Popko, head of the Kiev city administration, said, “This attack was the deadliest air attack carried out by drones on Kiev.” Popko said that the attack on Kiev began at 4 a.m. local time, which lasted more than six hours. Continued till. He said that due to the attack, electricity was lost in 77 residential buildings and 120 institutions.
5 people injured, many buildings demolished
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said at least five civilians were injured and several buildings were damaged in drone strikes that lasted several hours in the city. He said that an 11-year-old boy was also among the injured. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Telegram, “Our soldiers shot down most of the drones. We continue to work to strengthen our air defense and shoot down drones.” Apart from Kiev, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv and Kirovohrad regions were also targeted. (AP)
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