23 July 2024,   05:50
Russian air strikes target Kyiv for third night running

Blasts were heard in Kyiv and several buildings were set ablaze after Russia targeted Ukraine’s capital for the third night running, writes BBC.

Officials say falling debris caused the blazes, as Ukraine’s air defences intercepted more than 20 drones. At least one person is reported killed.

There has been no comment from Kyiv, but on Monday, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, Gen Kyrylo Budanov, warned of a swift response to a series of Russian missile strikes on Kyiv.

Kyiv’s military administration said more than 20 kamikaze drones had been destroyed in the latest attack. Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko described the latest attack as “massive”, urging residents “not to leave shelters”.

The air raid alert was lifted after three hours, meaning that the Russian air assault was over for the time being.