Russia launches air strike on Kyiv, city official says attack repelled

Russia launches air strike on Kyiv, city official says attack repelled
KYIV, UKRAINE - MAY 30: People gather outside a residential building damaged during Russian drone attacks on May 30, 2023 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The capital Kyiv got under a third Russian air attack in 24 hours. At least one person was killed in an early Tuesday strike, the Kyiv mayor said. (Photo by Roman Pilipey/Getty Images)

KYIV, June 6 (Reuters) - Russia launched a new wave of overnight air strikes on Kyiv, with officials at the Ukrainian capital saying that air defence systems downed more than 20 cruise missiles on their approach.

By Valentyn Origenko

“All were shot down, there were no hits,” Serhiy Popko, head of Kyiv’s military administration, said on the Telegram messaging app.

Reuters could not independently verify the report.

Reuters’ witnesses reported hearing several blasts that sounded like air defence systems while the city was under air raid alerts for more than four hours, starting soon after midnight on Tuesday.

Falling debris hit road surfaces and damaged power lines to the trolley system in Kyiv’s Desnianskyi district, the military said. The district, on the left bank of the Dnipro River is Kyiv’s most populous.

According to preliminary information, there were no casualties, the officials said.

(Writing by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Kim Coghill and Christian Schmollinger)


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  • Peter Watts says:

    And the Avaricious Narcissistic Children are still so cosy with Putin and his mafia that they haven’t objected to this, nor to the blasting of the Kakhovka dam mined by Russia over a year ago. Would expect nothing more from the ANC. ANC appears to understand loyalty only when they think they have something to gain from it. Love to know what the Russians are offering.

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