Air raid sirens again heard in Kyiv

24 February, 06:18 PM
Kyiv (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Kyiv (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Air raid sirens have gone off in several neighborhoods in Kyiv, Kyiv municipal authorities reported on Feb. 24.

All residents who hear the sirens are asked to move to bomb shelters.

Witnesses say that air raid sirens have been heard in the districts of Obolon, Kyiv Polytechnic University, Shuliavska, Lybidska, as well as in the city center.

Kyiv City State Administration warned that in the event of the air raid threat in the city, residents should only take the most necessary belongings and head to the nearest bomb shelter.

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Russia launched a full-scale war on the territory of Ukraine at 0500 on Feb. 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an address announcing the attack, called it a special military operation in Ukraine. Russia then launched missile attacks on Ukrainian cities.

Putin said Moscow's plans do not include the occupation of Ukraine, and that the Russian Federation would strive for its “demilitarization and denazification.”

However, the scale of the military actions against Ukraine indicates Putin may intend to occupy large parts of Ukraine. 

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