The Death Toll From Russia's Missile Attack on Kyiv Rises to 12

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.21 - 2024 7:48 AM CET

On March 21, Kyiv was the target of a large-scale missile attack by Russia, resulting in the number of injured individuals rising to 12.

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This was announced by Serhii Popko, the head of the Kyiv City Military Administration (KMVA).

Initial reports indicated 10 injuries.

During the early hours of March 21, Ukraine was placed under an air alert due to a widespread missile attack by Russia, involving launches of cruise missiles from Tu-95MS aircraft. This marked the first missile attack on Kyiv in 44 days.

Loud explosions were heard in the capital as the Russian Federation targeted Kyiv with ballistic missiles.

Fires were reported in at least three districts of Kyiv, affecting residential buildings, vehicles, and kindergartens.

Air Force Commander Mykola Oleschuk revealed that Russia launched the assault with two ballistic missiles and 29 cruise missiles, all of which were successfully intercepted by air defense forces.

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