Armory in Kyiv destroyed long in Russianrange air-launched missiles allegedly produced at least one of missiles that sunk the warship Moskva.
attack on Friday was regarded by both parties as the most significant revenge strike on the Kremlin after flooding of Flagship of Russia in The Black Sea and a reminder that, despite the liberation from the invaders, the war in Ukrainian capital is far away over.
According to the Ukrainian state-owned weapons manufacturer, the Vizar plant, located near Kyiv. international airfield that produced cruise missiles “Neptune”, not less than one of what Ukraine says used to sink the Moscow.
strikes on More early explosions followed on Friday on Saturday after military hardware plant in The Darnitsa district of the capital was bombed by Russian troops.
“There were five hits,” Andrey Sizov, 47.year-old owner of in a nearby carpentry shop, Agence France-Presse said. “My employee was in in office and received thrown off legs from the explosion. they make us to pay for destroying Moscow.
Rescuers and doctors work on site and number of losses are specified.
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that it used high-precision long-range sea-based missiles. hit plant.
Hit on Ukrainian capital is one of the first since the invading Russian troops began to withdraw from the areas around Kyiv, as city, day after day, it seemed to return to normal. Shops began to open, and the townspeople took back streets.
Before the invasionbig Kyiv area was population of 3.5 million but after first shelling, the Ukrainian capital began to look like ghost town, with one in two residents leave city.
After announcement what region of Kyiv was liberated from the Russians. in what has been called Ukraine’s biggest victory in war, thousand of residents who It was left after invasion prepared to return. However, two weeks later of relative calm in in city, on Saturday morning – after attack on armored vehicle plant in Ukrainian capital – mayor of The people of Kiev Vitali Klitschko warned the people of Kiev that the time had not yet come to return.
“Once again I appeal to everyone: please do not ignore air anxiety,” Klitschko said. on his official Telegram channel. And those people of Kiev who left earlier and are already intending to return to the capital, I ask you to refrain from this and stay in safer places.”
Recent attacks in The capital did not come as a surprise after the Russian Defense Ministry promised to bomb targets in Kyiv in response to what he called “terrorist and sabotage” attacks on its territory is exercised out Ukrainian “nationalist regime”. The link was to destruction of giant missile cruiser by Ukrainian troops during combat operation against Russian ships in Black Sea on Wednesday. The ammunition deck of the boat exploded after she hit two Neptune rockets produced in plant, which Russian forces destroyed on Friday.
The Kremlin did not provide any details. on possible casualties among 510 crew of Moscow and did not release any photos of in destroyed ship, but on Russian television, presenters and experts spoke in passionate terms about wiping out “Ukrainian” after the destruction of flagship.
Air raid sirens wailed in cities and regions at night including Kharkiv, Zaporozhye, Donetsk, Krivoy Rog and Dnepropetrovsk. Explosions were also I heard in west city of Lvov while the war intensifies in East, with Russia is sending more troops to try drive Ukrainian forces out of Donbass.
At least two Ukrainians died overnight in Russian airstrikes on cities in East of the country. Officials reported dead in Poltava, Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. Russia said it also hit military vehicle repair plant in Nikolaev, not far from the Southern Front.
This was stated by Volodymyr Zelensky. up up to 3,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed since Vladimir Putin ordered invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, with No total yet available for civilian casualties.
In other developments:
Russian Foreign Ministry banned entry into the country for in prime minister Boris Johnson, foreign secretary Liz Truss, defense secretary Ben Wallace and 10 other Britons government politicians and deputies. move He was taken “in view of unprecedented British hostilities government, in especially introduction of sanctions against senior Russian officials,” Reuters reports, citing the ministry. in statement.
battle for Mariupol continues. If Moscow takes city, home up to 400 000 people before invasion it would be first big city fall.
Nine humanitarian corridors agreed for Saturday, Ukrainian MP prime minister Irina Vereshchuk, announced. 5 of nine evacuation corridors lead from the east, in The Lugansk Ukraine region, which, according to local authorities, is under heavy shelling.