4 dead, 40 injured in Russian attack on Kyiv


Four people have died and a further 40 were injured in Russian missile attacks on Ukraine’s capital Kyiv earlier Wednesday, Kyiv’s city military administration said on Telegram.

Emergency services continue to work in the Holosiiv district of the capital, where several floors of an 18-story residential building were damaged as a result of a Russian missile attack, Kyiv’s Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said on Telegram. The four civilians who died in today’s attack were residents of the building, he said.

Ukrainian air defense forces said earlier that 20 Russian missiles had been destroyed over Kyiv and on their approach to the city early Wednesday morning.

Describing the latest attack as “the third missile attack on Kyiv in 2024,” the city’s military administration said on Telegram that Russia had used a variety of cruise missiles to target the capital.

“The enemy used Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles launched from Tu-95MS strategic bombers from the territory of the Russian Federation. The air raid alert in the capital lasted almost 3 hours. The missiles entered the capital in several waves from different directions,” Serhiy Popko, the head of the Kyiv city military administration, noted.

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