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Russia Launches Large-Scale Missile Attack on Kyiv

On Tuesday morning, Russian forces initiated yet another extensive missile assault on Ukraine, leading to reported explosions in various cities, including Kyiv. Ihor Klymenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs, confirmed five fatalities and over 40 injuries.

In Kyiv, Kyiv Post journalists were alerted by an air raid siren just before 6 am, followed by at least ten rapid explosions around 7:20 am. Mayor Vitali Klitschko provided preliminary information, mentioning a fire in a “non-residential building” in the Pechershk district and another fire in “several apartments” in the Solomyan district. In the Svyatoshynskyi district, near a kindergarten, several cars were engulfed in flames.

Klitschko also reported the discovery of an unexploded warhead in an apartment, prompting the evacuation of the building. The origin of the damage, whether from direct missile hits or debris from air defenses, remains unknown.

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Nine individuals in Kyiv are confirmed wounded, with eight hospitalized, but no fatalities reported in the capital thus far. Kharkiv also faced an attack, resulting in damage to residential buildings and a flaming gas pipeline. Initial reports indicate two fatalities and 28 injuries.

The morning shelling in Kharkiv caused the complete destruction of a section of an apartment building. Rescue efforts are underway to clear the rubble and locate individuals trapped beneath, as stated by Kharkiv’s mayor.

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