A Russian missile attack hit critical infrastructure in Kyiv on Saturday morning and explosions erupted in the Dnipro district of the Ukrainian capital, a senior presidential official and other officials said.
Reuters reporters heard a series of explosions in Kyiv before an air raid siren sounded in Kyiv. Officials told residents to take shelter.
“Missile attack on critical infrastructure facilities. The details are being checked,” said Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the president’s office.
Kyiv’s military command said an infrastructure facility was hit, but did not specify which one.
“Explosions in the Dniprovskiy region. All agencies are directed to the website. Stay in your shelters!’ Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on Telegram.
He said debris from a missile fell in a non-residential area in the Holosiivskiy district west of Kiev.
Russia has been pounding Ukraine’s vital energy infrastructure with missiles and drones since October, causing sweeping blackouts and interruptions to central heating and running water as winter bites.
With pole cables