The military administration and mayor of Kyiv confirmed that an early morning air attack by Russia on the city resulted in the deaths of three people, including two children.
Russian forces attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Thursday, damaging apartment buildings and a clinic. In May, there were reportedly 17 attacks on the city, most of which used drones. According to the city’s military administration, there were two children (ages 5–6 and 12–13) among the three people who died in the Desnyansky district.
The number of injured fluctuated in preliminary reports, but the casualties still were the most from one attack by Russia in the past month.
In response to the woman’s death while watching an aerial attack from her balcony earlier this week, Kyiv authorities urged residents to stay in shelters or other safe locations.
Ukraine’s air defences have become increasingly effective at intercepting Russian drones and missiles, but in some cases the resulting debris causes fires in buildings and on the ground.
On Wednesday, Russian forces carried out three aerial attacks over the south of Kherson region, along with missile and heavy artillery strikes on other parts of the region.
On Monday, an unusual daytime attack on the Ukrainian capital sent residents running for shelter again after overnight strikes.