Ukraine’s presidency says strikes have been reported in “many” cities in Ukraine, a day after Moscow blamed Kyiv for an explosion on a bridge connecting Crimea to Russia.
“Ukraine is under missile attack. There is information about strikes in many cities of our country,” Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the president’s office, said on social media, calling on the population to “stay in shelters”.
A few huge blasts have been heard in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv a day after President Vladimir Putin pinned Ukraine for a destructive blast on a key scaffold interfacing the Crimean Landmass to central area Russia.
"A few blasts in the Shevchenkivskyi region, in the downtown area," City hall leader Vitali Klitschko composed on Message on Monday.
“Details will follow,” he said.
The blasts occurred around 8:15 am (05:15 GMT), with air assault alarms sounding in the Ukrainian capital over an hour before the impacts.
The spokesperson for Emergency Service in Kyiv told AP that there were reports of casualties but the number was not yet known.
Rescuers were at work in different locations, Svitlana Vodolaga said.
Ukrainian forces retook large areas around Kyiv in early April after Russia abandoned its push towards the capital.
The Russian president has gone under expanding tension in the wake of experiencing a progression of military difficulties lately. He kept reshuffling his tactical initiative, selecting another general to lead the conflict.
Thousands of Russian soldiers retreated from the front-line area in the eastern Luhansk region in recent days, as Ukrainian forces continue to make progress towards Russian-held Kreminna.
Western weaponry has helped the Ukraine military win back more territory in the past month than Russian forces seized in five months.
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