Russia-Ukraine War: On October 10, several explosions rocked the Shevchenkivskiy district.
Blasts shook Ukraine’s capital Kyiv early Monday for the second time in a week, damaging several residential buildings in the central Shevchenkivskyi district, according to mayor Vitalii Klitshchko.
“Rescuers are on the scene,” the mayor said, adding that a fire broke out in a non-residential building as a result of what he claimed was a drone attack.
Here are five takeaways from the Monday blasts in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv:
- Shevchenkivskiy district is a busy hub in Kyiv with universities, student bars, and restaurants.
- The district was also hit by several explosions on Monday last week in retaliatory strikes by Russia following a blast on a bridge connecting Russia to Crimea.
- Head of Ukraine’s president’s staff Andriy Yermak said that the attacks were carried out with so-called suicide drones.
- There was no immediate information on casualties, Reuters reported.