“Explosions rock Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities following Russian drone attack, anti-aircraft defenses in action”
Multiple explosions were heard in Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday morning, with some local authorities reporting that anti-aircraft defenses were in action. These explosions come less than 24 hours after a Russian strike on the city of Kherson, which resulted in 21 deaths. Russia has been regularly attacking Ukraine since October last year, hitting various targets. The regional military administration confirmed that air defenses were working in the Kyiv region, while the head of the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration reported anti-aircraft defenses were in operation in Zaporizhzhia. Blasts were also reported in the Black Sea port of Odesa, and air alerts have been sounded in most of the eastern half of the country, according to an official government map.