Several explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv early on Monday, May 29, in what was Russia’s 15th air assault on the city in May.
The explosions were heard in several districts of the city, including the historic neighborhood of Podil. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram that a missile had been shot down near the city. “Air defense working!” he wrote.
The Ukrainian military said it had shot down several other missiles and drones that were fired at Kyiv.
The attacks come as Russia intensifies its offensive in eastern Ukraine. Russian forces have made gains in recent days, but Ukrainian forces have continued to resist.
The war in Ukraine has now entered its 100th day. The United Nations estimates that more than 4,000 civilians have been killed in the conflict.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The invasion was condemned by the United Nations and most countries around the world.
The United States and its allies have imposed a series of sanctions on Russia in response to the invasion. The sanctions have had a significant impact on the Russian economy.
The war in Ukraine has caused a humanitarian crisis. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes. The United Nations estimates that more than 12 million people have been forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine is the most serious conflict in Europe since World War II. It is unclear when the war will end.
The attacks on Kyiv are a sign that Russia is not backing down in its war against Ukraine. The attacks are also a reminder that the war is not just being fought in eastern Ukraine. The war is being fought all over Ukraine, including in the capital city.
The attacks on Kyiv are also a sign that Russia is willing to use its air power to target civilian areas. This is a dangerous development, as it could lead to more civilian casualties.
The attacks on Kyiv are a reminder that the war in Ukraine is a serious conflict with far-reaching consequences. The war is not just a conflict between Russia and Ukraine. It is a conflict that is having a significant impact on the entire world.