Explosions rock central Kyiv in apparent missile strikes  | The Financial Express

Explosions rock central Kyiv in apparent missile strikes 

Recent fighting has focused on the regions just north of Crimea, including Zaporizhzhia, where six missiles were launched overnight Saturday from Russian-occupied areas of the Zaporizhzhia region.

Explosions rock central Kyiv in apparent missile strikes 
Smoke rises after missile strikes, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv. (Reuters)

Two explosions rocked Kyiv early on Monday following months of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital. The explosions were heard by AP journalists and appeared to be the result of missile strikes.

Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitchko reported explosions in the city’s Shevchenko district, a large area in the centre of Kyiv that includes the historic old town as well as several government offices. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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Recent fighting has focused on the regions just north of Crimea, including Zaporizhzhia, where six missiles were launched overnight Saturday from Russian-occupied areas of the Zaporizhzhia region.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called the attack that damaged the huge bridge connecting Russia to its annexed territory of Crimea “a terrorist act” masterminded by Ukrainian special services.

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First published on: 10-10-2022 at 12:14 IST