A fresh aerial strike has targeted Kiev, after a New Year’s day marked by dozens of Russian assaults that killed at least four people in the capital and other cities.
The capital was once again rocked by an air raid on Monday morning, with the city’s military administration ordering residents just after 1:00 am local time (2300 GMT) to retreat to bomb shelters.
“The air defence (system) is working. As of this minute, 16 air targets already have been shot down over the capital,” it announced on the messaging app Telegram. “The air alert continues, stay in shelters!”
Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported an explosion in Kiev’s northeastern Desnyanskyi district and said emergency services had been dispatched.