Russian strikes slammed into Kyiv on Thursday night as UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres was visiting, within the first such bombardment of Ukraine’s capital since mid-April, the mayor and AFP correspondents stated.
There was no instant details about casualties from the strikes, which hit a western a part of the town centre, however an in depth aide to the UN chief despatched a message to journalists confirming they have been secure.
Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko stated there had been “two hits within the Shevchenkovsky district” in a submit on Telegram and stated they have been clarifying particulars about casualties.
AFP correspondents noticed black smoke pouring into the air and a constructing in flames with a heavy presence of police and rescuers within the space.
“Missile strikes within the downtown of Kyiv throughout the official go to of @antonioguterres,” tweeted Mykhaylo Podolyak, a senior aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“The day earlier than he was sitting at a protracted desk within the Kremlin, and right this moment explosions are above his head,” Mykhaylo stated referring to Guterres’ go to to Moscow the place he met Russian President Vladimir Putin just a few days in the past.
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