Russian forces began June with a renewed airstrike on Kiev on Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring others, authorities said.
Following reports of 17 attacks on the Ukrainian capital in May, mostly using drones, Russian forces attacked the capital early Tuesday, damaging homes and a medical clinic. According to the city administration, two of the dead were children. The number of people injured has varied in preliminary reports.
After a woman was killed watching an airstrike from her balcony earlier this week, Kiev authorities urged residents to stay in shelters or other safe places.
Ukraine’s air defenses have become increasingly effective at intercepting Russian drones and missiles, but in some cases the resulting debris causes fires and injuries in buildings and on the ground. Preliminary evidence suggests that Kiev’s air defenses intercepted all incoming weapons early Tuesday and that the recent deaths and injuries were caused by falling debris.
On Wednesday, Russian forces carried out three airstrikes over the south of the Kherson region, as well as rocket and heavy artillery attacks on other parts of the region.