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Explosions shake Kyiv, Ukraine after weeks of relative calm

Several explosions rocked Kyiv early on Sunday, Mayor Vitali Klitschko stated, the primary assault on the Ukrainian capital in weeks as life had slowly begun to resemble regular within the metropolis and its suburbs.

“Several explosions in Darnytskyi and Dniprovskyi districts of the capital,” Klitschko wrote on the Telegram messaging app. “Services are already working on site.”

Reuters witnesses noticed smoke in Kyiv that continued lengthy after the explosions.

At least one individual was hospitalized however no deaths had been reported as of early Sunday, Klitschko stated.

The mayor of the historic city of Brovary some 12 miles from Kyiv’s heart, urged folks to stay inside their homes as there had been stories of the scent of soot coming from the smoke.

Despite persevering with Russian assaults on Ukraine and the widespread destruction, life in Kyiv has been comparatively attack-free in latest weeks, after Moscow turned its navy focus to the east and south.

A resident looks towards the smoke as missiles rain down on Kyiv.
A resident seems in direction of the smoke as missiles rain down on Kyiv.

Air raid sirens often disrupt the life of the capital, however there have been no main strikes on town in a number of weeks.

Kyiv’s Darnytskyi district on the left financial institution of the Dnipro River stretches from the outskirts of town to the river’s shores, whereas the Dniprovskyi district within the metropolis’s north lies alongside the river.

Oleksandr Goncharenko, mayor of Kramatorsk within the Donetsk area within the east, reported in a single day strikes on town, leading to widespread harm however no casualties.

On Saturday, Ukrainian officers stated the nation’s troops had recaptured a swath of the battlefield metropolis of Sievierodonetsk in a counteroffensive towards Russia.

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