Explosions Rock Kyiv After New Air-Raid Warning

Firefighters extinguish a burning cargo trailer damaged during a massive Russian airstrike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, Monday. (Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Kyiv region/Handout via REUTERS)

KYIV (Reuters) – Explosions echoed through the center of Kyiv on Monday morning and sent residents heading to shelters, hours after a heavy Russian missile and drone attack on the Ukrainian capital.

Reuters witnesses said residents headed for shelters in metro stations as the sky above Kyiv filled with blast clouds and smoke trails.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said there were explosions in the capital’s central districts and that emergency services had been dispatched. He urged residents to stay in shelters.

“Emergency services have responded to a call near the center of the capital. The attack on Kyiv continues. Don’t leave the shelters!” he wrote on social media as residents ran to shelters in metro stations.

The attack came hours after Russia unleashed dozens of missiles and drones on targets across the country in the early hours of Monday.

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