The Ukrainian capital Kyiv was rocked by blasts for the second time in a week, using kamikaze drones

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:

  1. Shevchenkivskiy district is a busy hub in Kyiv with universities, student bars, and restaurants.
  2. 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.
  3.  Head of Ukraine’s president’s staff Andriy Yermak said that the attacks were carried out with so-called suicide drones.
  4. There was no immediate information on casualties, Reuters reported.