Russian attacks hit ‘critical infrastructure’ in and around Kyiv

Kyiv: Latest Russian attacks hit ‘critical infrastructure’ in and around Kyiv Kyiv Early Monday, Ukrainian authorities said, adding that air defense systems had destroyed about 15 of the 20 drones aimed at the capital.
Kyiv’s mayor said preliminary information suggested there were no deaths or injuries in the attack on the capital, and that medics were working at strike sites in Solomyanskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts.
“As a result of the attack on the capital, critical infrastructure was damaged,” Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app.
“Energy and heating engineers are working to quickly stabilize the situation with the energy and heat supply.”
A Reuters witness reported that there was a fire following the attack on the often-targeted central Shevchenkivskyi district.
The Solomyanskyi district in the western part of Kyiv is a busy transport hub, home to a train station and one of the city’s two passenger airports.
In total, Russia used about 35 Iranian-made Shahed drones in attacks across Ukraine early Monday, 30 of which were destroyed, the Ukrainian Air Force said.
Oleskiy Kuleba, governor of the Kyiv region, which does not include the capital but surrounds it, said infrastructure and private homes were damaged by the nighttime drone attacks.
According to initial information, two people were injured.
Reuters was unable to independently verify the information.
Ukraine’s armed forces said the drones were launched from the eastern coast of the Sea of ​​Azov.
Russia had made the Sea of ​​Azov in southern Ukraine its “inner sea”, bounded by Russia and Russian-controlled territory in southern Ukraine, including Crimea.
Air raid sirens sounded most of Monday night in Kyiv and the surrounding region, with skies reported clear at 5:50 a.m. local time (0750 GMT).


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