At least two people have been killed in an attack on a residential building in Kyiv. The emergency services have reported this. They signalled Tuesday morning bombings in various places in the Ukrainian capital, surrounded by the Russian army.
The Ukrainian emergency services speak on Facebook of an “attack” on a 15-storey building in the Svyatoshyn district in western Kyiv. A large fire had started. “Two lifeless bodies were found on the spot,” said the emergency services, who are present en masse to extinguish the fire and look for victims under the rubble. 46 people have already been evacuated and rescued.
The blast blew out all the windows of the building and nearby, a reporter from France’s AFP news agency said on the scene. In another report, emergency services spoke of a bombing of a house in the Osokorky district in the southeastern part of the capital. There was also a fire. There were no deaths. Several AFP journalists heard three explosions in the centre of Kyiv on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Kyiv has imposed a 35-hour curfew from Tuesday evening. The nearly two million inhabitants of the city must be in on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. local time (6 p.m. UK time) and are not allowed to leave until 7 a.m. local time on Thursday morning.