Ukraine war: ‘Kamikaze drones’ hit Kyiv, intense fighting near Donetsk towns

Written by on October 17, 2022

Several explosions were heard on Monday morning in Kyiv, exactly one week after Russian strikes on the Ukrainian capital, AFP journalists noted.

Three explosions were heard successively at around 5:35, 5:45 and 5:58 Central European Time . The air raid sirens had sounded shortly before the first explosion.

The capital has been attacked by “kamikaze drones”, Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian president’s staff, wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Last Monday, Russian bombings on a scale not seen for months hit Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities, killing at least 19 people and injuring 105 others and causing an international outcry.

Meanwhile, intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces was taking place around two towns in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Bakhmut and Soledar, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday.

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