Russia launched an airstrike on Kiev early Thursday, killing at least three people including two children and spreading terror in the Ukrainian capital after a week of strikes.
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Thursday's attack, which began around 3 a.m. local time (midnight GMT), killed two children and wounded ten people, Kiev's military administration said. The mayor of the capital Vitaly Klitschko explained on Telegram that "according to the first reports of rescuers, three dead, including two children, and four wounded have been found" in the Desnyansky district.
Several Russian missiles had been fired at the Ukrainian capital this week and on Monday, an unusual daytime attack on the city led residents to take cover. "All detected air targets were destroyed by the forces and means of our air defense," Kyiv's military administration said Thursday. "Unfortunately, falling debris is causing loss of life and destruction," she said.
According to the same source, citing preliminary reports, the weapons used in Thursday's attack are cruise missiles and ballistic missiles.