Loud explosions shattered the morning calm in Kiev today as the Ukrainian military reported multiple rocket attacks launched by Russia towards the capital. Warnings of air strikes echoed across the country, heightening fears of a wider military strike.
More than ten powerful explosions echoed in Kyiv, causing the buildings in the city center to shake, France Presse journalists reported. The Ukrainian Air Force issued a warning via Telegram shortly before the attack. "Kiev...
stay in shelters. Many rockets are moving towards you," the Ukrainian air force warned, signaling an imminent threat to the city. Debris from the downed rockets was scattered across various neighborhoods of Kyiv, including residential areas, further heightening the sense of danger.
Kiev and Kharkiv targets of attack
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko revealed that several areas of the city were left without power, underscoring the devastating impact of the attack on residents' daily lives. The city's military administration confirmed the extent of the damage, stressing the seriousness of the situation.
In recent times, there have been no such dangerous attacks by the Russian army on Kiev, and now after this, additional fear entered the residents who had already "relaxed" in some way. The scope of the airstrikes extended beyond Kyiv, reaching the northeastern city of Kharkiv.
Oleg Sinegubov, head of the regional administration, reported that the city was also targeted, further escalating tensions in the region. This is probably the most widespread attack on Kiev and Kharkiv in the last year and may be a hint of the upcoming Russian offensive.
The international community is closely monitoring the unfolding situation, with growing concern over the renewed high intensity of Russia's attacks on the capital of Ukraine. The immediate focus of the Ukrainian authorities remains on the safety and well-being of people in the affected Ukrainian cities, and a concerted effort is needed to achieve this.
The missile attacks mark a dangerous escalation in the ongoing conflict, underscoring the need for urgent and effective diplomatic interventions to prevent further bloodshed and instability in the region. One thing is certain, this war will last for a long time, and we are all worried if this marks the beginning of a larger Russian offensive.