Air raid alerts sound across Ukraine, Kyiv repels missile attack | Russia-Ukraine war News
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At least 10 explosions heard by witnesses in Kyiv as officials say a Russian missile attack was under way.
Air raid alerts have sounded across Ukraine and aerial defense systems have engaged a Russian missile attack on the capital Kyiv, officials and local media reported.
“Air defense is working on targets,” the head of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office, Andriy Yermak, said in a post on the Telegram messaging app early on Tuesday. He gave no further details.
There was no immediate information about the extent of the damage and potential casualties.
“Explosions in Kyiv. A few — in the Solomyanskyi district,” Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram channel. He added that debris fell onto the city’s zoo in the Shevchenkivskyi district. In a separate post, Klitschko added that falling debris set ablaze several cars in the Solomyanskyi district.
The Kyiv Independent news outlet reported that air raid alerts were sounding in all regions of the country due to the threat of missile attacks from Russia. Journalists with the news organization reported hearing at least 10 loud explosions over the capital city in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
⚡ At least 10 explosions heard in Kyiv.
At least 10 loud explosions sounded in Kyiv overnight on May 16, as reported by Kyiv Independent Journalists.
Air raid alert is on in all Ukrainian regions due to the threat of missile attacks.
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 16, 2023
Kyiv’s military officials said on Telegram that air defense systems were repelling missile attacks on the capital.
Witnesses in Kyiv also reported several blasts that sounded like air defense systems destroying objects, the Reuters news agency reported.
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