Ukraine, kamikaze drone attacks in Kiev: explosion in the city center

Mayor Klitschko: “All emergency services have been sent to the scene. Houses damaged, possible victims are sought”

At least three explosions were heard in Kiev around 6.45am local time today due to Russian missile attacks, CNN reported.

One of the blasts took place in the Shevchenkivskyi district in the center of the Ukrainian capital, according to a Telegram post by Mayor Vitali Klitschko. “All emergency services have been sent to the scene,” Klitschko said.

“A fire occurred in a non-residential building following a drone attack. Firefighters are working. Several residential buildings have been damaged. Doctors are on site. We are clarifying if there are any casualties,” the mayor wrote. of the city.

Andriy Yermak, chief of staff of the Ukrainian president, confirmed that Moscow attacked Kiev with kamikaze drones. “The Russians think these attacks will help them, but these actions smack of desperation,” he said in a statement. “We need more air defense as soon as possible. We don’t have time to delay. We need more weapons to protect the sky and destroy the enemy ”.