Drone strikes hit two buildings in kyiv, the Ukrainian capital

Kyiv: Ukrainian authorities reported explosions in the capital, Kyivon Wednesday, saying two administrative buildings were hit by drone strikes in a downtown area that houses many government offices.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote in a post on Telegram that municipal teams were in place after the blasts, and officials said the attack involved Iranian-made Shahed drones like those Ukrainian authorities say have been involved in other Russian strikes in the country.
Shrapnel from a drone damaged two administrative buildings in the central Shevchenkyvskyi district, the Kyiv city administration said on its Telegram channel.
It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.
Regional Governor Oleksii Kuleba said Ukrainian forces shot down 10 self-explosive drones over Kyiv and the region on Wednesday.
The Ukrainian Air Defense Forces wrote on their Telegram channel that they had shot down 10 Shaheds launched from the eastern coast of the Sea of ​​Azov and that “combat work is still ongoing”.
The capital remained largely calm after the attack, which happened around dawn and before the start of the working day, and the destruction appeared to be very limited.
The reported explosions went largely unnoticed, even in the central district.
But Kyrylo Tymoshenko, a senior official in President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office, warned that “the danger has not yet passed” on the social media channel.
He wrote that a private house in the southwestern suburb of Vyshneve was hit.
The reported attacks come as Ukraine has faced a barrage of Russian airstrikes across the country, largely targeting infrastructure, in recent weeks, as well as continued fighting along front lines in the eastern and southern regions.
Ukrainian authorities said that in the last round of volleys on December 5, more than 60 of 70 strikes were intercepted by air defense systems, with nine out of 10 targeting the capital and its region.
US officials said on Tuesday that the United States was close to approving the sending of a Patriot missile battery to Ukraine, agreeing to an urgent request from desperate Ukrainian leaders for more robust weapons to shoot down incoming Russian missiles. .
Zelenskyy urged Western leaders as recently as Monday to provide more advanced weapons to help his country in its war against Russia.
The Patriot is believed to be the most advanced surface-to-air missile system the West has provided to Ukraine to help repel Russian air attacks in the war between the countries that erupted with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
US officials also said last week that Moscow was looking to Iran to resupply the Russian military with drones and surface-to-surface missiles.


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