Russians attacked Ukraine with record numbers of Shahed drones. The raid began at night, forcing authorities to activate air raid alerts in most Ukrainian regions.
The services responsible for the defense of the capital confirmed that the rockets also hit Kyiv. Strong explosions and the sounds of rifle bursts were heard in the city.
This is an act of deliberate terrorism
said Volodymyr Zelensky.
The first information about the Russian airstrike appeared late on Friday evening. It was dangerous - mainly in the eastern regions of Ukraine - until the early morning hours on Saturday.
An anti-aircraft alert was announced in several oblasts: Kyiv, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Poltava, Dnipro, Mykolaiv, Kirovograd and Kherson. The Ukrainian military reported that air defense forces were "working on their goals."
Stay in shelters and other safe places while the air alarm sounds. Maintain informational silence - do not record or publish the work of our defenders on the Internet
the military appealed.
The Ukrainian forces responsible for the defense of the capital reported that Russian war zones also hit the capital - Kyiv.
"A large number of enemy unmanned machines are entering Kyiv from various directions. We encourage people to stay in shelters until the alarm is turned off" - said Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv military administration.
Around 5 a.m. (4 p.m. Polish time), the mayor of the city, Vitali Klitschko, reported that strong explosions could be heard in Kyiv. Similar reports also reached the media from residents. After some time, Klitschko announced that another group of enemy Shaheds was heading to the capital.
Explosions can be heard in Kyiv, air defense is working. Residents are urged to stay in shelters
the Kyiv services said in a statement.
Before At 6 a.m. (5 Polish time), the mayor of Kyiv wrote on social media that the remains of a downed aircraft were found in the Pechersk region.
The Solomia region was also attacked - a fire broke out in one of the residential buildings there. An 11-year-old child was injured and was treated by doctors on the spot.
The second floor of a five-story building in a residential building in the Solomia region was destroyed by the remains of an enemy drone. Rescuers are pulling two women from the rubble
the mayor reported.
A similar incident also occurred in the Dnipro region - where the wreckage of a downed Russian plane fell onto a multi-story building. "There are rescuers and medics on site" - Klitschko wrote.
Still after an hour At 7 (6 Polish time), the armed forces of Ukraine reported that several groups of enemy drones were approaching Kyiv from the north-east.
- Russia fired over 70 Shahed drones towards Ukraine at night. Most of them were shot down, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday morning.
He will emphasize that the “deliberate act of terror” took place in the early morning hours on the day when Kyiv commemorates the Holodomor - the great famine of 1932-1933 caused by the USSR, which killed several million Ukrainians.
The Ukrainian Air Force, in turn, emphasized that Russia attacked with a record number of drones. Most of the drones flew to Kyiv, the air defense managed to shoot down 71 machines.
Vitali Klitschko announced that a total of five city residents suffered as a result of the attack, including an 11-year-old child. Debris from shot down drones fell, among others, on the kindergarten building and damaged residential houses. Fires broke out in some places.
The capital's authorities also announced that part of the city had been cut off from electricity. Residents also report interruptions in water supplies. The air raid alarm in Kyiv lasted for over six hours.