Approximately at 8:15 loud four explosions were heard in Kyiv.
The mayor of the city Vitaliy Klitschko said that several explosions thundered in the Shevchenkovsky district – in the center of the capital. All services are sent to the places. He promised to give details later.
There are injured and dead as a result of several hits in Kyiv in different places. The information is being specified, the Public Press Secretary of the State Emergency Service of Vodolaga said.
Advisor to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko said that the rocket fell near the monument to Grushevsky on Vladimirskaya Street.
He also published a photo of burning cars./>
< p>He also released a photo from the playground – the remains of a rocket fell there.
< p>City center strike hit BBC live.
Updated at 09:28. The mayor of the city, Vitali Klitschko, said that & # 171; the capital is under attack by Russian terrorists! The missiles hit objects in the city center (in the Shevchenkovsky district) and in the Solomensky district. The air raid, and hence the threat, continues».
The central streets of Kyiv have been blocked by law enforcement officers, rescue services are working.
Update as of 09:52. According to Anton Gerashchenko, the death of 5 civilians has been confirmed. 12 people from Kiev were injured.
«All of them were civilians who were just driving or walking through the center of Kyiv», — he said.
Eight people were killed and another 24 were injured as a result of shelling in the Shevchenkovsky district of Kyiv, said Smirnov, adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry.
Photo: Kyrylo Timoshenko
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