Russia unleashes missiles on Ukrainian cities, killing several
Andreas Stein and Hannah Wagner
Kyiv — Several people have been killed in Ukraine after Russia fired missiles across the country, with explosions reported from the capital Kyiv to the eastern city of Kharkiv.
Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said at least five were killed and more than 40 injured.
Authorities said at least three people died and dozens of others were wounded in Kharkiv, which lies only a few dozen kilometers from the Russian border.
Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said a multi-story residential building was hit in Ukraine’s second-largest city. Water and electricity failed in one district of the city.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said some 20 people were injured in the city.
An earlier announcement by the military administration in Kyiv about a woman who had been killed in the city was later corrected. She had been admitted to an intensive care unit after being resuscitated, Klitschko said.
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Klitschko said there was damage to residential buildings and that several cars were set on fire by falling debris from missile interceptions.
One dead and one injured person were reported from Pavlohrad in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi said the Russian military launched a total of 41 missiles of various types in the early morning attacks. Just under half were intercepted.
In Kyiv, which is relatively well equipped with air defense systems thanks to Western support, all the missiles were shot down on approach.
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