Russia launches massive strikes on Kyiv and Kharkiv overnight, killing at least four

The aftermath of the strike on Kyiv. Photo:

The aftermath of the strike on Kyiv. Photo:

The Russian military continued its bombardment of Ukraine in the early hours of Tuesday morning, launching massive drone and missile strikes on both the capital Kyiv and the second city Kharkiv, the Ukrainian Air Force said.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the strikes killed at least four and injured 92.

The Russian military launched 35 Shahed attack drones and around 11 Kinzhal ballistic missiles at targets in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Parliament’s Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets said.

In Kyiv, one person was killed, 33 people were injured and two-high rise apartment blocks caught fire, according to the city’s mayor, Vitaliy Klitschko.

In Kharkiv, one person was killed and another 44 people were injured in missile attacks on the city, according to Kharkiv Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

“The massive Russian attack on Kyiv and Kharkiv has left dozens of civilians injured and residential buildings on fire,” Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska wrote on X, adding that “only force” would stop Russia, and that Ukraine had “the strength of spirit but needs the strength of arms”.

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