At least three people have been killed during Russia’s most recent attack on Ukraine’s capital.
The most recent bombardment of Kyiv, which took place in the early hours of Thursday morning, follows a reported 17 attacks on the city during May as Russia ramps up its efforts.
This morning Russia mainly hit Kyiv with ground-launched missiles which damaged apartment buildings, a medical clinic, a water pipeline and a car.
The city’s administration reported three people, including two children, were killed and 10 more have been wounded.
This is despite Ukrainian air defenses becoming increasingly effective at intercepting Russian drones and missiles and shooting them out of the sky.
In some cases, the resulting debris can cause fires and injuries on the ground.
Preliminary investigations believe Kyiv’s air defenses intercepted all incoming missiles this morning – meaning the latest deaths and injuries were caused by falling debris.
A woman was killed while watching an aerial attack from her balcony this week, leading the authorities to warn residents to stay in shelters.
On Wednesday Russian forces carried out aerial attacks over the south of Kherson region, with missile and heavy artillery strikes in other parts of the region.
Kyiv suffered a barrage of drone attacks over the weekend as the city prepared to celebrate Kyiv Day, the anniversary of the city’s founding.
Analysts believe Russia is trying to delete Ukrainian air defenses before it can begin its much-anticipated counter-offensive.
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