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Russia attacked Kyiv with drones (updating)

17 Oct, 2022
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Russia attacked Kyiv with drones (updating)

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According to the capital's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, the explosion occurred in the Shevchenko district in the center of Kyiv.

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak said that kamikaze drones attacked the capital.

8:46 - In Kyiv, traffic was blocked on the section between Khreshchatyk and the circus. As a result of the arrival of kamikaze drones, an office building caught fire. According to local media, there were no casualties.

As of 9 am, 4 hits were recorded in Kyiv.

9:40 am - In the center of the capital, traffic is blocked on sections of several streets

10:50 - Patrol policemen, a trooper, a criminal investigation operative and a special forces officer shot down a "Shahed" over Kyiv on approaching the target from machine guns and pistols.

"It was the fourth drone. If the guys shot it down, it could get into the place where rescue work was carried out, and rescuers, doctors, policemen could die," Gerashchenko wrote.

10:16 - President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to attacks on Kyiv: "The enemy has been terrorizing the civilian population all night and all morning. Kamikaze drones and missiles are attacking all of Ukraine. There is a hit in a residential building in Kyiv. The enemy can hit our cities, but he will not be able to break us. Only fair punishment and condemnation of future generations await the occupiers. Victory is for us."

10:10 - According to Klitschko, an explosion occurred in a residential building in the Shevchenko district of the capital due to an attack by kamikaze drones.

"Currently, 18 people have been rescued from it. According to preliminary information, two residents remain under the rubble. Rescue work continues. The firefighting of destroyed building structures and the removal of debris continues. We are clarifying the information if there are any dead," he wrote.

10:05 - Gerashchenko showed footage from the place of arrival of the Iranian "Shaheed" in a residential building in Kyiv. The video shows that the damage is serious. He says that people's voices can be heard under the rubble.

11:35 - Vitali Klitschko said that the body of a dead woman was removed from under the rubble of a house in the Shevchenko district, where an explosion occurred as a result of a drone attack. Another person is under the rubble. Search and rescue work continues. Three victims were hospitalized.

11:50 An elderly woman was pulled out from under the rubble of a residential building in the Shevchenkovsky district of Kyiv. She is hospitalized.

12:08 - Klitschko commented on the morning shelling of Kyiv and the current situation in the city: "5 drones flew to the capital; the rest were shot down."

12:15 - According to Mayor Klitschko, 28 drones flew towards Kyiv in the morning.

12:50 - As of now, the number of people killed as a result of a kamikaze drone raid on a residential building has increased to 3. 19 people were rescued. Work continues.

13:00 - The US Embassy in Ukraine commented on Russia's morning attacks on Kyiv. They called them "desperate and shameful."

"More desperate and reprehensible Russian attacks this morning against civilians and civilian infrastructure. We admire the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people. We will stand with you for as long as it takes," the message says.

13:06 - At the time of the drone attack, European Commission official Peter Wagner arrived in Kyiv. The head of the EU Foreign Policy Instruments Service arrived in the capital at 8 am and posted a photo from the train station:

"Back to Kyiv - with a wonderful sunrise and another Russian air attack," he wrote on Twitter.

13:44 - Klitschko said that during search and rescue operations in a residential building in the center of Kyiv, where a Russian drone hit, they removed the bodies of three dead civilians.

"Among them is a young couple, a husband and wife, who were expecting a baby. The woman was 6 months pregnant. Russia is a terrorist country!" the mayor stressed.


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