Large explosions were heard in downtown Kyiv just before dawn on Tuesday, reportedly the result of Russian missiles striking residential buildings in Ukraine’s capital city.
The airstrikes occurred at around 5 a.m. in central Kyiv, and video reportedly from the blast zone showed a building engulfed in flames.
“Reportedly, Russian missiles hit residential buildings in the center of Kyiv,” Euromaidan Press said in a tweet with a video of a building reportedly hit by the airstrike.
Reuters reported that at least two “powerful explosions” were heard in the capital city Tuesday morning.
Several journalists heard the blasts in Kyiv as well. Trey Yingst of Fox News tweeted just after 5 a.m. Kyiv time that a “huge explosion” had occurred in the downtown area of the capital, and Danish reporter Rasmus Tantholdt described waking to “several huge explosions” that set off car alarms.
Air raid sirens were not heard in Kyiv prior to the early morning blasts, according to a report.
On Monday, multiple early morning explosions also rocked Ukraine’s capital.
Two people were killed and three were injured when a Russian missile reportedly hit a nine-story apartment building in Kyiv, missing a secondary school by 100 yards.
On Monday, Russian forces also hit the Antonov airplane factory, Ukraine’s largest aircraft manufacturing plant, in Kyiv. Ukrainian authorities said two people died and seven were injured in the attack.
The Pentagon says that Russia has fired over 900 missiles against Ukraine since the war started last month.
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