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Russian-Ukrainian war: Kyiv was rocked by explosions of Russian kamikaze drones

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For the second time in a week, explosions rang out in the center of the Shevchenka district of the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, and the mayor of the city, Vitaliy Klitschko, said that several residential buildings were damaged.
“Rescuers are working on the spot,” Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app on Monday, adding that he said the drone strike also caused a fire in a non-residential building.
There was no immediate information about the victims.
Shevchenka district, a lively center with universities, student bars and restaurants, was when Russia in response ordered to carry out the largest air attack on Ukrainian cities .
Andrei Yermak, the head of the administration of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, said that the attacks were carried out by so-called kamikaze drones.

“The Russians think that this will help them, but such actions are only their convulsions,” Yermak said in Telegram.

Smoke rises above a building shelled by Russian troops in Kyiv, Ukraine, on October 17, 2022. Source: Getty / Anadolu Agency

Ukraine reported a series of Russian attacks from . Iran denies supplying drones to Russia, and the Kremlin does not comment on this information.

Russia denies striking civilians in its “special military operation” in Ukraine.
Elsewhere, Russian and Ukrainian forces engaged in heavy fighting around two towns in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass.
This weekend saw intense fighting in Donetsk and Luhansk, which are part of the industrial Donbass, and in the Kherson region in the south of the country. They make up three of after holding so-called referendums – votes that were condemned by the Ukrainian and Western governments as illegal and coercive.
“The key hotspots in Donbas are Saledar and Bakhmut,” Zelensky said in his late-night speech on Sunday. “There is very heavy fighting going on.”
Bakhmut has been targeted by Russian forces in their slow advance across the region after taking the industrial twin cities of Lisichansk and Severodanetsk in June and July. Saledar is north of Bakhmut.
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that its forces were Ukrainian troops to advance in the Donetsk, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. Russia also stated that it continues to carry out airstrikes against military and energy facilities in Ukraine.

Reuters could not independently verify reports of the fighting.

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