Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian capital region was hit by an Iranian-made kamikaze drone early Thursday, with residents blaring air raid sirens for the fourth straight morning after a major Russian attack, officials said. When he woke up, rescuers rushed to the scene. Nationwide earlier this week.
The governor of the Kyiv region, Oleksiy Kuleba, said the strikes took place in the areas surrounding the capital. It is unclear if there were any casualties.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy chief of the presidential office, said on Telegram that “critical infrastructure” in the region had been hit, but gave no details.
In the southern city of Mykolaiv, an overnight shelling destroyed a five-story apartment building, while fighting continued on the southern Ukrainian front.
Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkovych said the top two floors of the building were completely destroyed in a strike and the rest of the building was razed to the ground. No deaths or injuries were immediately reported.
Early-morning raids on southern Ukraine’s front lines have become a daily occurrence in Russia’s war The Kyiv army launched a counteroffensive aimed at retaking the territories occupied by Moscow.
At least 19 people were killed and more than 100 wounded across the country, with at least 19 people killed and more than 100 wounded across the country.
Western leaders pledge more weapons this week to Ukraine, including air defense systems The weapons Kyiv said were vital to defeating invading Russian forces.
Britain said on Thursday it would supply missiles for the advanced NASAM air defense system the Pentagon plans to send to Ukraine in the coming weeks. It also sent hundreds of additional aerial drones for information gathering and logistical support, as well as an additional 18 howitzers.
“These weapons will help Ukraine defend its skies from attack and, in conjunction with the US NASAMS, strengthen its overall missile defence capabilities,” said British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.
The system that Kyiv has long wanted would provide medium- and long-range defense against missile attacks.
The proposal, which comes as NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels, is meant to help bolster Ukraine’s air defenses following a widespread Russian attack on Monday.
Ukraine’s military said this week that its current air defenses had shot down dozens of incoming Russian missiles and Shahed-136 drones, the so-called kamikaze drones that have played an increasingly deadly role in the war.
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