Russia continues to attack Kiev with drones a few hours after electricity was restored

This morning, the Russian army launched a new drone attack on the city of Kiev and some points in the region. The attack took place hours after the local authorities restored the heating system destroyed by the previous bombing.

“The enemy is attacking the capital [drones] Shahed”, the capital’s military administration said in Telegram. Russia has been using Iran-made Shahed-136 Kamikaze jets to attack Kiev since September. “Air defense is working. At the moment, nine unmanned aerial vehicles of the enemy have been shot down in the airspace of Kyiv.”

According to Ukrainska Pravda, there were two “strong explosions” in the central area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKiev, and it is possible that the anti-aircraft defense systems were activated to reach the Russian drones. “The anti-aircraft defense is working,” confirmed the military administration. Nine enemy drones were shot down in the airspace of Kyiv.

The authorities, according to these sources, appealed to citizens throughout the night to stay in shelters until the anti-aircraft alarm was sounded.

Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko confirmed several explosions in the Solomyansk and Shevchenkovsky districts and assured that all emergency services are already working in the affected areas. Fires broke out in some areas of the attack.

Klitschko, who confirmed this week that the city-wide heating system had been restored, assured that there were no casualties so far.

Meanwhile, the head of the military administration of the city of Kyiv, Serkhi Popko, reported that the air defense forces shot down a total of 15 Iranian-made planes over the capital this morning.

According to the military command, the Russian attack on Kiev was carried out in two stages: the initial one, which lasted about 3 hours, and the later one, which lasted about 25 minutes.

“The capital has withstood several waves of Iranian-made Shahed attacks,” said the head of the military administration. “More than 20 enemy drones were found in the airspace of Kyiv. Air Defense Forces destroyed about 15”.

According to provisional data provided by Popco, a critical infrastructure object was “hit” during the attack. “The result is handled by emergency services. The information about the victims and destruction is confirmed.”

Source: El Diario

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