International Desk: Russia has launched a massive aerial attack on Ukraine. The attack, which took place in the early hours of Thursday (September 21), targeted infrastructure in various regions across Ukraine, including the capital, Kiev. In addition, 18 people were injured in the Russian attack, according to a report by Reuters.
Officials said Russia carried out massive airstrikes on the capital Kiev and other Ukrainian cities on Thursday, according to reports. They also said that at least 18 people were injured in the attack and there was damage to infrastructure across the country.
Reuters witnesses said explosions were heard in Kiev and surrounding areas after the airstrike warning. Authorities have sent rescue teams to various locations in the capital, Kiev. Ukraine's Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said the attack, which took place early Thursday morning, injured some people in the Kyiv and Cherkasy regions and the eastern city of Kharkiv. He wrote on the Telegram messaging app, 'It's a restless morning. Explosions were heard in different regions of Ukraine.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said seven people, including a 9-year-old girl, were injured in the Russian attack. A hotel and several small shops were damaged in the Russian strike in Cherkasy, central Ukraine, Klymenko said. He also said that seven people were injured in the attack. Meanwhile, Ukraine's emergency services posted a video on Telegram. Rescuers are seen carrying an injured person on a stretcher from the scene of the fire.
In addition, Ukraine's Interior Ministry and regional officials reported explosions in Cherkasy, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi, Rivne, Vinnytsia, Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. Maksim Kozytskyi, Lviv's regional governor, said three Russian missiles hit the western town of Drohobych, about 60 kilometers from the Polish border. Missiles hit infrastructure and several warehouses there, he said. Gov. Oleksandr Prokudin said two people were killed by Russian shelling at a dormitory in the southern city of Kherson in separate late-night attacks.