War in Ukraine: one dead in kyiv after a new “massive” attack by Russian drones

War in Ukraine: one dead in kyiv after a new “massive” attack by Russian drones

2023-05-28 09:18:26

The night was again difficult in kyiv and elsewhere in Ukraine. A news “massive” attack by Russian drones hit the capital very early this Sunday morning, killing at least one person according to the authorities.

“In the capital’s Solomyanskyi district, due to falling debris from drones near a gas station, a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized and a 41-year-old man died,” the report said. mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, on Telegram. A fire also broke out at the premises of a company in the Holosiivskyi district, he added.

Over 20 drones shot down

The mayor had reported shortly after 2 a.m. local (1 hour in France) of the first explosions, which continued this Sunday morning, according to him. The city councilor called on the population to stay safe, warning against new waves of drones descending on kyiv “coming from several directions at the same time”. According to regional authorities, it is the “most important” night attack on the capital since the start of the invasion.

The mayor of the capital also assured that the air defense of kyiv had shot down “more than 20 drones” which were heading towards the city. Nationwide, 52 of the 54 drones launched over the country overnight were destroyed, according to the military.

The Ukrainian capital was regularly targeted in May. The head of the local civil and military administration, Serhïi Popko, had counted Friday “13 attacks” at night since the beginning of the month.

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