Ukrainian authorities evacuated residents of a high-rise residential building in Kyiv in the early hours of Tuesday, after it sustained damage in the latest Russian drone attack on the Ukrainian capital.
Falling debris caused a fire in the building, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
He added that at least one person died due to the fire in the district. Twenty people were evacuated, with an elderly woman hospitalized, Klitschko added.
“More attacks! Stay indoors!” the mayor said.
Kyiv’s military administration said air defense forces destroyed more than 20 drones in the attacks.
Serhiy Popko, the head of Kyiv’s military administration, said the attack was carried out using an Iranian-made Shahed drone alone.
Falling debris also caused fires in the capital’s southern Darnytskyi district and central Pechersky district, the mayor said.
Russia fired a barrage of missiles at the Ukrainian capital on Monday in an unusual daytime attack. Russian forces regularly attack Kyiv throughout the night.
rmt/wd (AFP, Reuters)