Because the sirens wailed, some individuals in Kyiv shouted from their balconies, “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to heroes!” Reuters witnesses reported.
Fragments from a missile destroyed by Ukrainian air defence methods broken a automobile within the capital’s centre, however preliminarily there have been no wounded or casualties, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko mentioned.
Kyiv’s metropolis army administration mentioned that 23 Russian-launched “air objects” had been destroyed.
The assaults got here minutes after Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy New 12 months message of needs of victory for his nation within the struggle that’s in its eleventh month, with no sign of ending.
Blasts continued to be heard after that, with no quick studies of damages, Reuters witnesses reported.
There have been additionally unofficial studies of blasts within the southern area of Kherson and the northern Zhytomyr area.
The assaults adopted a barrage of greater than 20 cruise missiles fired at targets throughout on Ukraine on Saturday in what Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets known as “Terror on New 12 months’s Eve.”
Kyiv metropolis and area officers mentioned on the Telegram messaging app that air defence methods had been working. Oleksiy Kuleba, the governor of the Kyiv area, mentioned the area was being attacked by drones. It was not instantly recognized whether or not any targets had been hit.
Individually, Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the southern Russian area of Belgorod bordering with Ukraine, mentioned that on account of in a single day shelling of the outskirts of Shebekino city, there have been damages to homes, however no casualties.
Ukraine has by no means publicly claimed duty for any assaults inside Russia however has known as them “karma” for Russia’s February 24 invasion.