“Teams of drones entered Kyiv concurrently from a number of instructions. Nonetheless, all air targets — greater than 10 unmanned aerial autos (UAVs) — had been detected and destroyed in time by the forces and technique of air protection,” stated Sergiy Popko, head of the Kyiv metropolis navy administration.
He stated Russia had used a barrage of Iranian-made Shahed drones, with particles hitting a number of areas.
Kyiv’s mayor stated beforehand on Wednesday that the assault on the capital had precipitated harm in a number of districts, together with the busy Solomyansky, which hosts a world airport.
Mayor Vitali Klitschko stated that nobody was killed or wounded within the assault.
In Golosiivsky district, “components of a drone fell on the playground” and a hearth broke out in a non-residential constructing, the Kyiv metropolis navy administration stated, including that emergency providers had been on the scene.
The administration had earlier issued an alert for drone assaults and warned residents to remain in shelters.
An AFP correspondent heard at the least three explosions in Kyiv at round 3:00 am (0000 GMT).
The southern Odesa area was additionally focused by a drone assault on Wednesday, the regional navy administration stated on Telegram, with out giving additional particulars.
The assaults come a day after Russia stated it downed a wave of Ukrainian drones concentrating on Moscow, Crimea and vessels within the Black Sea. A skyscraper in Moscow’s monetary district was struck for the second time in days.
On Monday, Russia stated it will intensify its strikes on Ukrainian navy infrastructure in response to drone assaults throughout its territory which it has blamed on Kyiv.
Final week, Russia launched a nighttime drone assault on Kyiv, with all incoming drones shot down.