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Ukraine. Explosions in Kiev. The air defenses shot down 22 targets

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On Monday morning, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 22 enemy air targets over Kiev. As a result of the night attack by the Russians, energy infrastructure facilities were damaged, said the mayor of this city, Witalij Klitschko.

“According to the air defense forces, 40 unmanned aerial vehicles flew to Kyiv. 22 of them were destroyed over the city, 15 over the neighboring regions and three more in the Kiev region,” Vitaly Klitschko wrote on Telegram.

The mayor of Kiev added that as a result of the night attack by the Russians, energy infrastructure facilities were damaged. After the shelling in the city, there were emergency power outages and some heating facilities were disconnected from the power supply.

In the Desnian district, fragments of a downed drone fell onto the road. The windows of a nearby building were damaged, reported the television portal 1+1 tsn.ua.

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Coverage tvn24.pl: RUSSIA’S ATTACK ON UKRAINE

Kyiv, UkraineMustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

“Russian drone strikes are aimed at critical infrastructure in Kiev and the surrounding region,” Oleksiy Kuleba, the head of the Kiev region’s government, announced on Telegram on Sunday night. He reported that the Russians fired several series (produced in Iran) Shahed drones. “Air defense works,” he added.

As a result of the Russian attack, a residential building was damaged and a 19-year-old man was injured by glass shards.

Main photo source: Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images



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