A fire broke out at a factory in Kyiv, Ukraine, due to a Russian drone attack on Sunday (28/5/2023). Photo/Pavlo Petrov/Press Service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS
KIEV – Several large explosions shook the Capital City Ukraine, Kiev, due to missile and drone attacks Russia, Monday (29/5/2023) early morning.
According to Ukrainian officials, this was the second consecutive day of attacks and the 15th Russian airstrike on Kyiv—known in Russia as Kiev—during the month of May.
“A missile was shot down near Kyiv,” Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram channel. “Air defense working!” he continued.
He added that explosions were heard in several districts of the city, including the historic Podil neighborhood in Kyiv, where falling debris damaged the roof of a house.
According to preliminary information from the mayor and the local municipal military administration, there were no casualties in the pre-dawn attack.
The attack on Monday, according to officials, was a combination of Russian missiles and drones, following the largest drone strike launched on Kyiv the previous night, which killed one person and injured several.
Officials said the city’s air defenses shot down 40 drones in and around the capital in the early hours of Sunday.
According to a Kyiv Independent report, most of the drones were Iranian-made Shahed loitering munitions.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the air defense forces for protecting the country and asked Parliament to impose sanctions on Iran for supplying Russia with weapons, including the Shahed drone.