Kyiv authorities report Russian air attack ‘exceptional in density’
The Kyiv authorities declared an air raid alert on Monday night as Russian forces attempted to carry out large-scale missile and drone strikes on the city, according to Ukrainian officials.
Explosions occurred and caused debris to fall in various parts of the Ukrainian capital, including the Solomianskyi, Shevchenkivskyi, Darnytskyi, and Obolonskyi districts, Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported. According to preliminary information, he said, three people were injured and a building and multiple vehicles caught on fire in the Solomianskyi District.
City Military Administration head Serhii Popko reported that the Russian army attacked Kyiv with drones and missiles simultaneously. He called the attack “exceptional in its density,” saying Russia sent a high number of missiles in an extremely short time period. Ukrainian air defenses managed to shoot down the majority of the attacking weapons, according to Popko.
The Ukrainian military’s General Staff said that Russia used missiles of various types in the attack.
Ukraine’s Air Force reported that all of the missiles and drones used to attack Ukraine were downed by air defenses, including six Shahed drones, three Orlan-10 and Supercam reconnaissance drones, six Kinzhal missiles, nine Kalibr missiles, and three Iskander and S-400 missile systems.
The Russian authorities have not commented on the attacks.