Kyiv Mayor Warns: "Explosions in the Capital. Urgently in Shelter!"

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.25 - 2024 10:01 AM CET

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Ukrainian Kyiv mayor Vitaly Klitschko warns capital's residents.

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Kyiv experienced a sudden and violent attack today, March 25th as it became the focus of a fresh missile assault by Russia.

Residents of Ukraine's capital were abruptly awakened to the sound of air raid sirens at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time, quickly followed by the reverberations of at least four significant explosions, as reported by Kyiv Independent correspondents stationed in the city. Observers noted plumes of smoke ascending from the city's left bank, indicating the locations hit by the attack.

The Air Force promptly identified the incoming threat as ballistic in nature, underscoring the severity of the situation as the air raid alerts went off. In the aftermath of the strike, Serhii Popko, who leads the Kyiv City Military Administration, revealed via a Telegram post that fragments from one of the intercepted missiles caused damage to a residential structure within the Pechersk district, a key area within Kyiv.

Emergency response units were quickly dispatched to the site of the incident, as officials worked to assess the extent of the damage and attend to the needs of those affected. As of now, there has been no official report regarding casualties resulting from this latest act of aggression.

"Urgently in Shelter!"

Kyiv's mayor, the former professional boxer Vitaly Klitschko, also took to Telegram to discuss the attack.

A message, currently viewed by more than 230,000 people, reads: "Explosions in the capital. Urgently in shelter!"

Twelve minutes later, he posted:

"Calls to emergency services in Pecherskyi, Solomyanskyi, and Dniprovskyi districts of the capital. The units are going to the places."

The last update from Klitschko on his Telegram was the night of March 24, at 4:10 local time, where he similarly reported on explosions in the Ukrainian capital.

"Explosions in the capital. Air defense works. Do not leave shelters."

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