At least two persons were killed and 60 others injured in Russian airstrikes on Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and Kharkiv on Tuesday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine’s Saturday attack on Belgorod “will not go unpunished.”
“One victim from a house in the Solomianskyi district, an elderly woman, died in an ambulance. 27 victims were hospitalized,” Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram.
In earlier statements, Klitschko said that there are fires in several places in the Podilskyi district, as well as at a warehouse in the Obolonskyi district and a supermarket in the Desnianskyi district.
“In Sviatoshynskyi (district), a social infrastructure building was hit. In Pecherskyi (district), the roof of a high-rise building was hit … Emergency services are working everywhere,” he added.
Ukraine’s private energy provider DTEK reported that electricity in parts of Kyiv’s Shevchenkivskyi, Svyatoshynskyi, Holosiivskyi, Podilskyi and Obolonskyi districts have been cut off. There is also a power outage in Buchanskyi and Vyshhorodskyi districts of the broader Kyiv region, it added.
“As soon as the security situation allows, we will definitely restore electricity to everyone. Believe in energy workers and air defense,” DTEK said.
Separately, Kharkiv Governor Oleh Synyehubov reported on Telegram that Russian missile strikes in the central part of the city killed one person and injured 41 people.