Russia has fired more than a dozen cruise missiles at Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine, killing at least two people in an eastern city and striking a residential building in central Ukraine, officials said.
Air raid sirens sounded around the capital in the first attack against the city in nearly two months and Ukraine’s air force intercepted 11 cruise missiles and two unmanned aerial vehicles over Kyiv, according to the Kyiv City Administration.
There were no immediate reports of any successful strikes in Kyiv but fragments from intercepted missiles or drones damaged power lines and a road in one neighbourhood. No casualties were reported.
But a young woman and her three-year-old child were killed in the eastern city of Dnipro in another attack, according to the city’s mayor Borys Filatov in a Facebook post. He said more details would be provided later.
Two cruise missiles also hit a residential building and storage facilities in Uman, around 215 kilometres (134 miles) south of Kyiv, said Ihor Taburets, the regional governor of Cherkasy, the region where the city is located.
Five people were wounded in Uman, he added, and all were taken to hospital.
In Kyiv, the anti-aircraft system was activated, according to the Kyiv City Administration. Air raid sirens stopped just before dawn.
The attack was the first on the capital since March 9.