“The enemy launched a complex attack from several directions and at the same time, using drones, cruise missiles and probably ballistic missiles,” the Kiev military administration said in the online service Telegram very short period of time. According to initial information, the vast majority of enemy targets in the skies over Kiev were detected and destroyed,” the statement said.
The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, announced shortly before on his Telegram account that the city’s air defenses were deployed. Accordingly, debris from a drone and a rocket landed in the Darnytskyi district in the south of the capital. “Three people were injured in Solomjanskyi district,” Klitschko added.
The massive Russian attacks came a day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy returned from a tour that had taken him to Italy, Germany, France and Britain.
The British government promised Ukraine on Monday the timely delivery of hundreds of anti-aircraft missiles and combat drones. The new military support will be “delivered in the coming months,” London said. Britain announced last week that it would supply Ukraine with Storm Shadow cruise missiles.
In response to London’s new arms pledge to Ukraine, Moscow warned of “further destruction.” These supplies would have “no significant impact on the course” of the conflict, but would lead to “even more destruction and fighting,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.