Rescue workers extinguish a fire in a parked car caused by falling debris after a Russian airstrike in Kyiv's Pecherskyi district. © Roman Hrytsyna/AP
Once again, people in Ukraine are fleeing from Russian drones and missiles, and once again a block of flats is catching fire. This May, Kyiv counts the most attacks within a month since the start of the war.
Kyiv - Russia has once again attacked the Ukrainian capital Kyiv with drones. Fragments of the drones shot down by air defenses crashed, among other things, into a residential building and killed a civilian, an elderly woman was taken to a hospital, the state agency Ukrinform reported, citing the city administration and Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko. The apartment block had caught fire. The search work is still ongoing, as people may still be trapped under the rubble.
Other fragments of downed enemy drones crashed in different districts and, among other things, damaged cars. According to the military administration, more than 20 drones were destroyed by Ukrainian air defenses in Kiev airspace. Never since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression in February 2022 have there been so many drone and missile attacks in Kyiv within a month as this May.
Russia had already massively attacked Ukraine with dozens of missiles and cruise missiles in the days before. Yesterday, Russian air strikes shook Kyiv even in broad daylight. Until then, most airstrikes occurred mostly at night or in the early hours of the morning. According to the Ukrainian military, Russia fired a total of eleven missiles during the attacks on Kyiv. On Sunday night, Ukraine registered a record number of 54 kamikaze drones fired. There were dead and injured - including in Kyiv. Dpa