Explosions in Central Kyiv: 13 civilians injured in Ukraine conflict

Explosions in Central Kyiv: 13 civilians injured in Ukraine conflict

The war in Ukraine once again hit the heart of the country as explosions were heard in the center of the capital Kiev on Thursday morning after an air alert for missiles and drones. According to the Ukrainian presidency, 13 civilians were injured in the attacks, which came after several civilians were killed on both sides of the border between Ukraine and Russia. The bombardments caused damage and casualties with each attack, as debris from the missiles fell on the capital.

Reports indicated that Russians attacked Kyiv with missiles, resulting in around 12 casualties. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry claimed to have destroyed 31 missiles targeting Kyiv during the night, with all enemy missiles being shot down. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Western allies to provide more anti-aircraft systems to help Ukraine defend against Russian attacks.

On Wednesday, several civilians were killed in both Ukraine and Russia near the border. In Kharkiv, Ukraine, at least four people were killed and seven injured in a Russian strike, while in Russia’s Belgorod region, three people died and four were injured in bombings. Both regions have been subject to increased attacks in recent weeks, leading to casualties and damage to buildings and infrastructure.

The situation remains tense, with Ukrainian forces vowing to bring the fighting to Russian soil in retaliation for the bombings. President Vladimir Putin promised to ensure the security of border regions in Russia, while international support for Ukraine continues to grow. Australia announced its participation in an international drone coalition led by the UK and Latvia to support Ukraine’s war effort.

Despite the ongoing conflict, efforts are being made to provide military aid to Ukraine, with the US working to release a $60 billion aid program. The White House expressed confidence in eventually releasing the funds to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression. The situation remains volatile, with both sides continuing to engage in attacks and counterattacks.

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