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Ukraine's foreign minister calls for urgent bolstering of country's air defense

Ukraine's foreign minister calls for urgent bolstering of country's air defense Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has urgently called for the reinforcement of Ukraine's air defense systems, particularly with Patriot systems, citing his X post.

"Children in Kyiv run for cover at 10:30 a.m. as deadly Russian ballistic missiles are shot down over the capital by air defense. There are no atrocities Russian bastards would not commit, including an attempt of a ballistic strike at the heart of a multimillion city," he wrote.

The minister emphasized Ukraine's dire need for air defense capable of repelling any Russian attack.

"This is a reminder that Ukraine urgently requires more air defense, particularly Patriot systems and missiles capable of repelling any Russian attack," he added.

Attack on Kyiv

On the morning of March 25, an air raid alert was declared in Kyiv. The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported the movement of missiles towards Kyiv.

Explosions were heard in the capital right after the air raid alert. Meanwhile, the Kyiv Military Administration reported on the operation of air defense systems.

It was later revealed that a multi-story building was damaged in the Pecherskyi district of the capital. In addition, the fall of debris was recorded in the Solomyanskyi and Dniprovskyi districts.

So far, five injured have been reported, including a teenager.

For more details on the missile attack on Kyiv, read the RBC-Ukraine's coverage.