On Thursday morning, Russian forces launched assaults on five Ukrainian oblasts, according to Ukrainian authorities. Rockets were unleashed, with Kyiv among the affected areas.
On Thursday morning, Russian forces launched assaults on five Ukrainian oblasts, according to Ukrainian authorities. Rockets were unleashed, with Kyiv among the affected areas. Vitali Klitschko, the city's mayor, expressed, "We've endured yet another barbaric attack, and regrettably, several individuals have sustained injuries."
Mayor Vitali Klitschko first alerted the public to the explosions in Kyiv via social media just before 5 a.m. local time. His urgent message read:
"Explosions have struck our city. Our air defenses are actively engaged. Please hide in shelters!"
Shortly thereafter, Klitschko issued a warning to residents concerning potential power disruptions and infrastructure damage. He explained, "In the Shevchenkova district, rocket fragments have caused damage to a gas pipeline, thankfully without igniting a fire. Meanwhile, in the Darniki region, non-residential targets were the focus of the attack."
There, the services also had to intervene at the gas station, which – according to the mayor's information – was on fire. "Rescuers are extinguishing a fire at a gas station in the Darnica district. Two cars were also on fire. Windows were broken in a nearby two-story building. A technical school providing vocational education also suffered losses. Students were staying in shelters at that time," he said.
At the moment, several people are injured, including a 9-year-old child and an 18-year-old girl who are in hospital. "Kyiv survived after another night attack by Russian barbarians," Klitschko said at 5:00 a.m. Polish time. "In the Holoseivsky district, close to the center of the capital, windows in a 5-story building were damaged. No one was hurt," he said. In total, the alarm in Kyiv lasted over 2 hours.
“The capital has already exceeded the thousand-hour alert mark since the beginning of the full-scale invasion! Imagine – a month and a half of constant alarm! We survived it, and together we will overcome many more!" — said the head of the Kyiv military administration, Sergei Popko.
Anti-aircraft defense also operated in the Cherkasy, Khmelnytsky, Kharkov, Rivne, and Lviv regions.
In the Lviv region bordering Poland, three rocket attacks were reported on the city of Drohobych. Two warehouses were damaged and fires broke out. Firefighters are still fighting the fire, said Maksym Kozyck, the chairman of the Lviv regional authorities.