New massive attack by Russia during Josep Borrell’s visit to Ukraine

A man has died in Mikoláyiv and at least nine people have been injured in kyiv in a new massive attack by Russia against several Ukrainian regions this Wednesday.

The early morning Russian attack on the Ukrainian capital has caused a fire in an 18-story apartment building and damage to two high-voltage lines that have left dozens of residents without power, according to the mayor of Kiev. Vitali Klitchkó, ​​in his Telegram account.

A total of 19,400 inhabitants of the Dnipro and Desnyan districts have been left without electricity.

In addition, six citizens, including a pregnant woman, have been hospitalized following the fire in an apartment building in a kyiv neighborhood.

Two more from the Dnipro district are also in a capital hospital and another has received medical assistance on the spot.

During Josep Borrell’s visit

The Russian attack occurred during the visit of the high representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, who had to go down with the rest of the delegation to the underground floor that serves as a refuge in the Kiev hotel in the who is staying, as EFE was able to verify.

Borrell arrived in Ukraine yesterday on a new two-day trip, to show the EU’s military and political support for the country.

The head of the kyiv Military Administration, Sergey Popko, said it was the third missile attack against the capital so far this year.

Russia launched Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles and alarms rang for almost three hours in the capital.

About two dozen missiles launched over kyiv and the surrounding area were hit by Ukrainian air defense forces and means.

Explosions in other regions

“Missiles over kyiv and over the east (of Ukraine),” the head of the Military Administration of the Ukrainian capital initially reported on Telegram. Shortly after, that same official channel added that “several missiles” were heading to kyiv.

An hour after the sirens that warned of possible attacks sounded in the city, a powerful explosion could be heard in the center of Kiev that could have been caused by the impact of another projectile launched by the Ukrainian air defenses on a Russian missile.

Kremlin forces also launched attacks against other regions of Ukraine.

Local authorities and citizens reported explosions in Mykolayiv, Lviv, Kharkiv and Cherkassy.

The head of the Mykolayiv Regional Military Administration, Vitali Kim, indicated on his Telegram channel that Russia attacked the city with three Iranian Shahed-136/131 type drones and missiles.

One man had to be hospitalized, but he died shortly after in intensive care, Kim said.

Additionally, as a result of the impacts, around twenty residential buildings were damaged as they were left without roofs, and a fire broke out in a section of an underground gas pipeline.

A technical structure was also damaged and another fire was reported in the area of ​​an infrastructure.