Kamikaze Drone Strikes In Central Kyiv Amid Russian Offensive
Kyiv: Multiple explosions have rocked central Kyiv, only a week after Russia launched strikes across Ukraine, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
The fighting has intensified in Ukraine’s eastern regions along with a continued Ukrainian counteroffensive in the south, it added.
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According to BBC, three explosions were heard in Kyiv after air raid sirens went off. Mayor Vitalii Klitschko said residential buildings in the central Shevchenkivskiy area had been damaged while attributing the attacks to kamikaze drones.
On October 11, Russia retaliated the blast on a key bridge to Crimea with a barrage of missiles smashing civilian targets including downtown Kyiv, knocking out power and water, shattering buildings and killing at least 14 people. Russian President Vladimir Putin also vowed a “tough” and “proportionate” response if further Ukrainian attacks threaten its security.