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Russian troops strike Kyiv with ballistic missiles

Russian troops strike Kyiv with ballistic missiles Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

On Monday, March 25, the Russian occupiers launched another missile attack on Kyiv.

Sources used: Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv City Military Administration.

Debris was recorded falling in the Pecherskyi district of the capital. A residential building was also damaged.

"According to preliminary information, as a result of a missile attack on Kyiv, debris fell in the Pecherskyi district. A residential building was damaged. Operational services are arriving at the scene," the KCMA says.

In addition, the mayor of the capital said that emergency services are currently being sent to three districts of Kyiv. In particular, to the Pecherskyi, Solomianskyi, and Dniprovskyi districts of the capital.

The KCMA adds that the missile attack damaged a multi-story building in the Pecherskyi district.

"Also, preliminary, the fall of debris was recorded in Solomianskyi and Dniprovskyi districts," the statement says.

The KCMA reported that in the Holosiivskyi district of Kyiv, in a forest belt, the fragments of a rocket were found. Preliminary, there was no information on casualties or damage.

Klitschko says that a three-story non-residential building was damaged in the Pecherskyi district as a result of the fall of rocket fragments.

"Emergency services are working at the scene. One victim has been found, and medics have provided her with assistance on the spot," he says.

Klitschko says that there are currently two victims in the Pecherskyi district of Kyiv.

"One woman was treated on the spot. The second one was hospitalized," he says.

Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk says that around 10:30 a.m. Russians struck Kyiv with two ballistic missiles from the temporarily occupied Crimea. The targets were destroyed, and the type is being identified.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko says that two women were treated on the spot by medics. Two, including a 16-year-old girl, were hospitalized.

Updated 11:43 a.m.

Klitschko said that five people were injured in the Pecherskyi district as a result of the Russian attack.

"Three of them were treated on the spot. Two were hospitalized," he says.

Explosions in Kyiv

On the morning of March 25, an air alert was declared in Kyiv. At the same time, the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that a missile was fired at Kyiv.

After that, explosions were heard in the capital. At the same time, the KCMA reported that air defense was operating.