Attacks in several regions: Russia fires rockets at Kyiv

A few hours after Zelenskyj gave a speech at the G20 summit, Russia launched rocket attacks in several regions of the neighboring country.

Attacks in several regions: Russia fires rockets at Kyiv

A few hours after Zelenskyj gave a speech at the G20 summit, Russia launched rocket attacks in several regions of the neighboring country. Two apartment buildings are hit in Kyiv. Footage shows a blazing building. The full extent of the destruction is still unclear.

Russia has launched rocket attacks on the capital Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine. Attacks were also reported from the Odessa, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, Khmelnytskyi, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions. The rockets hit at least two residential buildings in the capital, as Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced on Telegram. Several missiles were shot down by the air defenses, it said. Information about victims was initially not available.

As reported by several Ukrainian Telegram channels, a strong fire broke out in the city after the attack. The local military administration urges the people of Kyiv to stay in emergency shelters. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Secretary of State to the President of Ukraine, published a video of a fire in an apartment building on his Telgram channel.

Just a few hours before the attacks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the heads of state and government of the 20 leading industrialized and emerging countries. "Russia responds to Zelenskyy's powerful speech at the G20 with a new missile attack," wrote Andriy Yermak, Zelenskyy's chief of staff, on Twitter.

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