Early-morning strikes in Kyiv injured three individuals within the Solomyanskyi district, the place a number of vehicles had caught hearth and a constructing was broken from falling rocket particles, Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko wrote on Telegram. A number of explosions had been heard within the capital, rattling home windows and setting off automobile alarms in one of many loudest assaults in Kyiv in months.
Nearly all of the targets had been destroyed within the air, officers stated, and particles landed in a number of totally different districts, together with on a zoo in Shevchenkivskyi and in a metropolis park within the Darnytsia district.
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Luhansk, managed by Russian-backed separatists since 2014, sits 60 miles east of the entrance line and has been out of attain of most Ukrainian weapons, making it a spot of relative calm. Since Friday, nonetheless, it has come underneath common assault. Russia has linked the explosions in Luhansk to long-range missiles, not too long ago equipped to Ukraine by Britain, and which might present Western help at work.
Adam Taylor contributed to this report.