Russia launched an airstrike on the Ukrainian capital late last night, while Kiev claimed to have shot down at least 20 Russian drones.
A 41-year-old man was killed when debris from a crashed drone fell on a petrol pump, while at least three others were injured in an attack on Kiev, Russia, Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said on Sunday, according to Reuters.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko wrote on the social networking app Telegram that the air defence forces had destroyed more than 20 drones moving towards Kiev, adding that there was a fear of more drone attacks so that civilian homes could be targeted. Be limited.
According to Reuters, as the alarm sirens sounded during the late-night airstrikes, most of the civilians came out to their balconies, while some chanted slogans in favour of “air defence”.
Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said the fire started when debris from the drone fell on a seven-story non-residential building. The building is located in the western part of Kiev, which is considered the centre of rail and air travel.
While in a historic area of Kiev, a fire broke out after the debris of a drone fell on a nine-story building.
On Saturday, Russian officials claimed that Ukraine had targeted oil pipeline facilities in Russia in multiple drone attacks, killing two people.
During the last few weeks, Ukrainian drone attacks inside Russia have increased, while on the other hand, according to the report of the American newspaper New York Times, the American intelligence agencies believe that Ukraine is also involved in the drone attacks on the Kremlin at the beginning of this month.
However, Ukraine has not admitted to carrying out drone strikes inside Russia.
On Saturday, the station of the world’s largest oil pipeline, “Drozhba,” located in the east-west region of Russia, was targeted.
Built during the Soviet era, the Druzhba station has the capacity to pump more than 2 million barrels of oil per day, but after Europe’s decision to reduce its dependence on Russian oil, the Druzhba station is being used much less than its capacity.
Yesterday, the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a briefing that 12 Ukrainian drones were shot down in the last 24 hours, while the defense system intercepted two Storm Shadow cruise missiles that were supplied to Ukraine by the United Kingdom.