ROUNDUP: Again explosions in the center of Kyiv – air alert active | news
Kyiv (dpa-AFX) – The center of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was shaken again by explosions on Monday morning. There is an air alarm, people should seek protection, said Mayor Vitali Klitschko. He spoke of a drone attack. A fire broke out in a building and the fire brigade was on duty. Several houses were also damaged. Ambulances are on the spot. It was initially unclear whether there were victims.
A fireball could be seen in the sky in the morning like a week ago, reported a reporter from the German Press Agency from the center. It is possible that the Ukrainian air defenses were active against new Russian attacks. This has not been confirmed.
A week ago, Russia fired rockets at the center of Kyiv, also at the beginning of the week in the morning rush hour. Earlier, the Crimean bridge to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia, was severely damaged in an explosion. Kremlin chief Wladimir Putin then accused the Ukrainian secret service of a “terrorist attack” against the bridge – and then had the rockets fired in retaliation. More than a dozen people died and more than 100 were injured in Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine.
Putin said last Friday that not all targets had been hit in the attacks. At the same time, he emphasized that he did not consider new massive blows like a week ago to be necessary. Since the beginning of his war against Ukraine on February 24, Putin has repeatedly had Kyiv and many other cities fired at with rockets and drones./mau/DP/zb