Explosions rock Kyiv as Vladimir Putin’s forces attack Ukraine’s capital – World News

Vladimir Putin’s forces rocked the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv this morning with a series of large explosions, with at least one person hospitalized over alleged smoke emissions in the city

Kyiv was rocked by a series of large explosions this morning as Russia stepped up its attacks as witnesses claimed they saw smoke billowing from parts of the capital.

Life for the city’s remaining residents has been relatively calm in recent weeks as the invading forces focused the bulk of their attacks on the east of the nation.

The war came back into focus this morning as attacks resumed on the capital – Putin’s original target early in the conflict before being humiliated by local forces.

Mayor and former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram: “Several explosions in Darnytskyi and Dniprovskyi districts of the capital.

“Services are already working on site.”







Smoke rises over Kyiv, where at least one person has been hospitalized
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At least one person has been hospitalized as a result of the attack, and no deaths have yet been reported.

This morning’s cowardly attack is said to have been perpetrated on the war-torn country’s rail network, possibly to disrupt Ukraine’s ability to send urgent supplies such as ammunition, food and water to areas where fierce fighting is raging.

In recent days, Kremlin soldiers have focused on areas in the south and east of the country, with fierce fighting reported in Sievierodonetsk that almost fell to the Russians before Ukrainian forces struck back.







Destroyed buildings in the regions of Kyiv, where Russia resumed its attacks today
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The factory town is now practically “divided into two parts,” according to Serhiy Gaidai, the governor of the Luhansk region, to which Sieverodonetsk belongs.

He added: “It was a difficult situation, the Russians controlled 70% of the city, but in the last two days they have been pushed back.

“The city is more or less split in half now.”

Sievierodonetsk Mayor Oleksandr Stryuk added: “The situation is tense and complicated.

“Our military is doing everything to drive the enemy out of the city.”

The UK Ministry of Defense said in its morning update that Russian forces in the region hail from the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic and are “poorly trained and armed”.

It added: “Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces have been counterattacking in the embattled city of Sieverodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, likely weakening the operational momentum Russian forces have previously gained by concentrating combat units and firepower.

“Russian forces deployed in the area include personnel mobilized from the reserve of the Russian-led separatist forces of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. These troops are poorly equipped and trained and do not have heavy equipment compared to regular Russian units.”

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