Russian military attacks Kyiv, local authorities report taking down 15 targets

Ukraine’s air defence have destroyed around 15 aerial targets over Kyiv, local officials said.

“No hits were made. Preliminary data shows there were no victims or significant damage,” the statement says.

The Kyiv authorities say Ukraine’s capital was attacked by four Russian Tu-95MS bombers from the vicinity of the Caspian Sea. This has been the fifth aerial attack on Kyiv this month.

“The launched cruise missiles, most likely of the Kh-101 (Kh-555) type, did not reach their targets,” said Serhiy Popko, head of the administration.

The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, reported that a piece of a downed rocket fell on a private plot of land in the city, causing a fire. “The burning debris was extinguished. There were no casualties and no injuries,” he wrote.

Missile Debris in Kyiv. Photo:  Ukraine's Interior Ministry

Missile Debris in Kyiv. Photo: Ukraine's Interior Ministry

According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, the Russian military attacked Ukraine overnight with sea and air-based cruise missiles; the air defence eliminated 23 out of 25 targets.

In the early hours of 8 May, Russian troops attacked the Kyiv and Odesa regions using Iranian-made kamikaze drones Shahed-136/131, as per a statement by the Ukrainian Air Force. All the 35 drones used to attack Kyiv were shot down by air defence. Five Kyiv residents were hurt in the attack.

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