Air defenses shot down 15 of the 18 missiles fired at Ukraine in the course of the night time

(Reuters) – Ukrainian air protection crews destroyed 15 of the 18 missiles fired by Russian forces within the early hours of Monday, the Ukrainian navy stated, as sirens sounded throughout the nation for greater than three hours.

“Round 2:30 am (1130 GMT), Russian invaders attacked Ukraine from strategic aviation plane,” learn a publish on the Telegram channel of the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhny.

It added that 15 of the 18 missiles have been destroyed.

Kyiv metropolis officers wrote on the messaging app Telegram that every one missiles aimed on the capital had been destroyed.

Town administration stated, “In accordance with (preliminary data), no civilian casualties have been recorded, and no injury to residential amenities or infrastructure was recorded.”

Officers stated air protection methods have been additionally known as into motion to guard the Kiev area, an administrative entity separate from town, from Russian missiles.

Ukrainian media additionally reported explosions within the Dnipropetrovsk and Sumy areas.

Russia has intensified its missile assaults on Ukraine up to now few days. Reuters couldn’t independently confirm experiences of latest explosions.

(Reporting by Lydia Kelly from Melbourne); Modifying by Christian Schmollinger

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