Kyiv hit by Russian cruise missiles in series of ‘massive strikes’

Russia attacked Kyiv in the early hours of Thursday morning Credit: Ukraine State Emergency Service

Kyiv was hit by a wave of Russian missiles in the first big strike on the capital in weeks, the head of Ukraine’s military administration said. Serhiy Popko said cruise and ballistic missiles rained down on the city from different directions, with air alerts lasting for nearly three hours.

Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, said at least 10 people were injured across the city. An 11-year-old girl was among the two people taken to hospital.

Mr Klitschko first reported explosions in the capital at just after 3am.

Mr Popko said Russia used strategic bombers to carry out the attack while also launching some missiles from its territory.

“After a pause of 44 days, the enemy launched another missile attack on Kyiv,” he said. “All emergency services are working on sites. Clearing the consequences of the missile attack is underway.”

The attack comes amid a series of heavy cross-border attacks between the two sides.The governor of Russia’s Belgorod region said three people had been killed in “massive strikes” involving air attacks and ground incursions by armed groups from Ukraine.

The Telegraph

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