KYIV (Reuters) – Russia launched approximately 15 cruise missiles into Ukraine’s capital on Tuesday, the second strike in two days, with air defense systems shooting them all down, officials replied, after air raid sirens sounded across the country.

“As at the front, the aggressor’s plans failed,” said Serhiy Popko, the chief of Kyiv’s municipal military administration, in comments shared on the Telegram messaging app.
The fifth May attack came a day after Russia launched its largest drone swarm yet in a resumed air campaign begun 10 days ago after a pause since early March.

It also occurred on Victory Day, one of Russia’s most celebrated national holidays commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

“(They) try to kill as many civilians as possible — on this day,” Popko explained.

According to preliminary information, no deaths were reported in the strike, which was carried out with cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea region.

Falling debris hit a house in Kyiv’s Holosiivskyi neighborhood to the southwest, stated Mayor Vitalii Klitschko on his Telegram message channel, adding that there were no casualties or significant damage.

Debris was discovered on a road in central Kyiv’s frequently targeted Shevchenkivskyi area.

“Kyiv stood up again, and he will stand up again in the future!” Popko stated.




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