For the first time since September, Ukraine’s capital has been the target of a Russian attack.
Kyiv came under air attack this morning and big explosions were heard, Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
There was no immediate information on if there were any casualties.
Strong explosions were heard on in the left bank of the capital. Preliminary, air defence was working against ballistic (missiles).
Air alerts for Kyiv and a nearby region were announced just minutes before the explosions were heard. City authorities urged residents to stay in shelters….
That’s all from today’s shorter-than-usual Ukraine live blog.
Here is a summary of the day’s main events so far:
Blasts were reported across Kyiv on Saturday morning, as the city came under Russian attack for the first time since September
A former Nato secretary general has put forward a proposal for Ukraine to join the military alliance but stripped of the territories occupied by Russia
The UK’s Ministry of Defence says Russia is ramping up its attempt to weaponise history
Trains carrying cargo in Russia’s Ryazan region were derailed Saturday morning due to “unauthorised interference”