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Multiple Explosions Hit Kyiv On New Year’s Eve


(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Several blasts shook Kyiv on Saturday afternoon with air raid sirens sounding in the Ukrainian capital.

At least ten explosions were heard in the city, according to AFP, with local authorities announcing an air raid alert and urging residents to go to shelters.

The strikes targeted several regions of Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, where the attacks killed at least one person and wounded several others, Ukrainian officials said.

“An elderly man died in Kyiv and seven others were injured as a result of two explosions… in Solomyanskyi district,” Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said on social media.

Attacks were also reported in the southern Mykolaiv region, where governor Vitaliy Kim said at least two people were wounded, “one of them badly”.



Oleksandr Sienkievych, the mayor of the region’s main city of the same name, said a fire broke out in one of its districts and several residential buildings sustained damage as a result of the strikes.

Several people were also injured, he added.

In the west, at least four people were wounded in the Khmelnytskyi region, governor Sergiy Gamaliy said, urging residents to stay in shelters.

AFP


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