Kyiv attacked by Iranian drones, injuring residents and damaging infrastructure

17 October 2022, 10:55 AM
One of the drones launched over Kyiv hit a residential building (in the photo) (Photo:Bohdan Kutiepov / Hromadske)

One of the drones launched over Kyiv hit a residential building (in the photo) (Photo:Bohdan Kutiepov / Hromadske)

Loud blasts, caused by Iranian suicide drone impacts, rang out through Kyiv on the morning of Oct. 17, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klychko has reported. He confirmed 4 hits in the city’s central Shevchenko district.

This attack comes a week after a mass missile attack on Ukraine on Oct. 10. Since then, the Kyiv region was targeted several times, but not Kyiv.

At least one of the drones struck critical municipal infrastructure, while another is confirmed to have hit a residential building. The blast waves has also damaged other buildings, the mayor said.

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Ukraine’s national rail operator, Ukrzaliznytsia, stated that it has not registered any interruptions to service as a result of the attacks, and that trains are currently running on schedule. Passengers are boarding and disembarking at Kyiv’s central station, situated near the location of one of the strikes, via underground passageways.

More strikes hit the settlements of the Dnipropetrovsk, Sumy, Odesa, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. 

"Fortunately, the occupier did not succeed: no damage and no casualties. Repeated attacks are possible," Zaporizhzhia governor Oleksandr Starukh stated via Telegram messenger.

Meanwhile, Dnipropetrovsk governor Valentyn Reznichenko stated that air defenses had intercepted three enemy missiles in the attack.

"One missile hit an energy infrastructure facility,” he explained on Telegram.

“There is a big fire. All services are working on the site.”

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