Last night, several civilians were killed in an attack in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
Civilians were urged to seek shelter during the airstrikes, which were described as massive.
Among other things, the EU’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell was forced to hide during the airstrikes.
During the night, aircraft alarms were heard in several Ukrainian regions – including in Kiev. It is the first attack on the capital in two weeks.
Around 40 civilians were injured and so far five civilians have been confirmed dead after the night’s attacks – four of them in Kiev.
The attack is described by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as “massive” on X. A multi-storey bus and a gas station caught fire, two high-voltage lines were damaged.
full screenResidents who managed to escape after their house was attacked in Kiev. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky / AP
EU chief sought protection
The attacks lasted a total of three hours in Kiev. In the meantime, about ten robots have been repelled by the Ukrainian air defense, according to the military administration.
EU Foreign Affairs Minister Josep Borrell and his delegation were also in the city, reports EFE. They are visiting Kiev for talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian leaders.
The Norwegian politician Siv Mossleth also had to seek shelter.
– We kept our spirits up, but it was dirty, raw, wet and in very poor condition. It would not have been good to have been there for several days, she tells TT.
full screen Firefighters are working to put out fires after a rocket hit a residential building in Kiev overnight Wednesday. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky / AP
Several Russian attacks
During the night, Ukraine was attacked from several sides. According to the AP news agency, six regions have been attacked.
In Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine, at least four attacks have been reported, according to Governor Oleh Synehubov. Several residential buildings will be destroyed there.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense writes in a statement that the goal was to attack Ukraine’s weapons factories.
full screen EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell at a press conference in Kiev on Wednesday. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky / AP