Several explosions reported in the centre of Kiev, according to Ukrainian media.
Ukrainian media claims that several explosions have been heard in Kiev, and information about the blasts was confirmed by the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko.
Videos posted on social media show black smoke rising from several areas in Kiev.
“Four explosions were heard in Kiev. There are also reports of air defenses operating in the Kiev region … After the explosions, smoke was noticed in the city,” the UNIAN news agency reports on its Telegram channel.
According to Kiev’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, explosions were heard in the city’s centre.
“Several explosions in the Shevchenko district — in the center of the capital,” Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko said on social media.
Anton Gerashchenko – the adviser to Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs – wrote on Twitter that one of the rockets in Kiev fell near the monument to Mikhail Grushevsky in Vladimirskaya Street. Ukraine’s security services are in this street and the office of President Volodymyr Zelensky is nearby.