Several Russian drones attacked Kiev at dawn on Sunday, according to Ukrainian authorities, who initially reported no casualties.
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An Agence France-Presse journalist in Kiev heard ten explosions during the night.
According to Sergey Popko, head of the capital’s military administration, debris from drones shot down by Ukrainian air defenses fell on the Svyatoshinsky, Podilsky and Shevchenkivsky districts.
Ukrainian authorities did not immediately announce whether all of the drones had been shot down or whether some of them had directly hit the city.
Popko said via the Telegram application that the debris fell on a residential building in the Shevchenkivsky district in central Kiev, without causing any injuries, but it caused a fire that was extinguished by the building’s owners.
In the Svyatoshinsky district, west of the capital, debris caused a fire in Sovki Park, one of the city’s most famous public parks, Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram.
In the Podilsky district of central Kiev, debris fell on an open space, and doctors arriving at the scene treated a person suffering from an attack of “acute stress,” according to Mr. Klitschko.
However, according to the mayor, more flaming debris fell on a road in the central Solomyansky district.