In a Russian missile attack on Saturday morning, key infrastructure in Kyiv was hit, and Kharkiv and Zaporizhia were also attacked, officials said.
Before the air alert was signaled, several explosions rang out in Kyiv, and the authorities called on residents to go to shelters.
– Rocket attack on key infrastructure facilities. The details are being checked – announced the Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of Ukraine Kirill Tymoshenko.
The Kyiv military administration has not announced which infrastructure is involved.
Mayor of Kyiv Vitalij Klitschko he urged residents to go to shelters. He also said that the remains of the projectile fell on an uninhabited area in the west of Kyiv.
It is the first major attack on the Ukrainian capital since the New Year.
The governor of Ukraine’s Cherkassy region warned that Russia could launch a powerful missile attack during the day and also called on the population to take shelter.
The governor of the southern Mykolaiv region, Vitaly Kim, warned that 17 Russian Tupolev bombers had taken off from the air bases. His statement came just after the air attacks on Kyiv and Kharkiv.