Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, was awakened by explosions in the early hours of Friday morning local time, CNN reported.
“Strikes on Kyiv with cruise or ballistic missiles continued,” Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ukraine, told CNN Thursday.
The outlet also reported two blasts in Kyiv and an explosion in the distance.
Social media users posted videos showing the sky lit up with projectiles.
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One user showed that what appeared to be an apartment building had been set ablaze.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday said he was the number one target but said, “I stay in the capital, I stay with my people.”
“They want to destroy Ukraine politically by destroying the Head of State,” Zelensky added.”We also have information that enemy sabotage groups have entered Kyiv. That’s why I am asking Kyivites very much: be careful, follow the rules of curfew.”
On Thursday, some Ukrainians took to the subways — which act as bomb shelters — for safety from attacks.
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