Five injured in Russian missile attack on Kyiv

SpaceWar.com reports: “Five people including a teenage girl were injured Monday during a Russian missile attack on Kyiv, where falling debris also damaged at least two buildings in central districts.

Russia has escalated aerial attacks on Kyiv in recent days, targeting key infrastructure in the wake of fatal Ukrainian bombardments on Russian border regions.

AFP journalists heard several explosions and air raid sirens in Kyiv at around 10:30 am (0830 GMT) as officials urged residents to take shelter.

‘Five people were injured in the Pechersky district. Three were treated at the scene. Two were hospitalised,’ Kyiv’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on social media.

One of those being treated in hospital is a 16-year-old girl, he said in an earlier post.

Images distributed by emergency services showed municipal workers in hard helmets sifting through piles of rubble next to a large crater.

The head of Kyiv’s military administration, Sergiy Popko, said Russia had attacked with two ballistic missiles launched from the annexed Crimean peninsula, in what was the third aerial assault on the capital in five days.

He said both missiles had been downed but falling debris crashed down in several central districts, and damaged two buildings…”

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