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Explosions heard in Kyiv, rescuers working on the spot – Mayor Klychko
26 June, 2022
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Rescuers put out a fire in a high-rise building hit by Russian shells, Kyiv, June 26, 2022 Photo: SES of Ukraine

On the morning of June 26, a series of explosions took place in Kyiv's Shevchenkivskyi district, announced Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klychko on Telegram.

Ambulance crews and rescuers arrived on the scene. According to the official, residents are being rescued and evacuated in two buildings.

The Kyiv regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba said that the air defense in Kyiv Oblast had shot down one missile. The remains of the rocket fell on the outskirts of one of the villages. No destructions or victims are reported.

Rescuers say that as a result of the shelling of the occupiers, a 9-storey building caught fire with the partial destruction of 6th, 7th and 8th floors. The fire broke out on a total area of ​​300 square meters. According to preliminary data, one person was injured. Rescuers continue to put out the fire and rescue people.

Our correspondent at the scene reports that people can be heard under the rubble of the building. Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported two hospitalizations.

The shelling of Ukraine

According to UA:PBC, in the morning on June 26 explosions were also recorded in Mykolaiv, and at night there was a series of explosions in Kharkiv. Authorities have not yet reported on the consequences of the shelling.

On the evening of June 25, the Russian occupation forces fired two missile strikes at civilian infrastructure in the Rivne Oblast. The head of the Rivne Regional State Administration said that two missiles hit a service station with a car wash and a car repair garage in the city of Sarny. According to preliminary data, three people died, four more were hospitalized, including two in grave condition. People may still be under the rubble, rescuers are working on the spot.

On the night of June 25 the Russian bombers conducted mass strikes across Ukraine. In particular, the occupiers targeted Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts. The Command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that in total the occupiers fired more than 50 missiles of various types: air, sea and ground.