According to the city’s mayor Ukraine, early Wednesday morning explosions were audible in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.
According to Vitali Klitschko, the blasts shook the Shevchenkivskiy neighborhood in the city’s center and emergency services were called.
Oleksii Koliba, the governor of Kyiv, states the air defense system is operational.
BBC reporters saw huge booms after the air raid siren. Russia has fired missiles and drones at Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since October.
President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed Ukrainian soldiers shot down all 13 Iranian-made Shahid drones launched by Russia early on Wednesday.
Kyiv’s military administration stated a drone fragment hit an administrative building in the city center and four residential structures. A city emergency services spokeswoman told Ukrainian media that the strike had no victims.
Governor Kuleba of Kyiv said: “The system for air defense is in action. Right now, it’s crucial to be in shelters and secure locations. Russia is still terrorizing our nation with its energy policies. But every day we get stronger.”
Iran first refuted Ukraine’s allegations that it had given Russia “kamikaze” drones that were used in the deadly assaults on October 17th.
Iran later acknowledged deploying a small number of drones to Moscow “several months” before the conflict.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied this and said there were many more Iranian drones.
To demoralize its people, Russia has recently targeted Ukraine’s energy grid.
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the attacks, saying they were in response to the 8 October blast on the Russian bridge to seize Crimea. Global leaders have called them war crimes.
The bombings follow allegations that the US will provide Ukraine with its advanced Patriot air defense system. Senior defense insiders told Reuters the announcement might come Thursday.
The world’s most advanced system is scarce. Its enormous range might strike down Russian missiles and drones before they reach Ukrainian cities.
Patriot systems, unlike Ukraine’s air defense systems, need big personnel and might take months to educate Kyiv’s soldiers to utilize them.
Russia may consider Patriot defenses for Ukraine as an escalation. Last month, former
President Dmitry Medvedev, now deputy national security council chairman, advised against it.