May 29 attack on Kyiv and Kyiv region: explosions and air defense activity
At 11:09 a.m. on Monday, May 29, an air alert was announced in Kyiv and the region. Around 11:14, the first explosions were heard in the capital. Espreso follows online
An air raid warning was sounded in the Kyiv region at 12:24 p.m.
According to Andriy Nebytov, the head of the National Police in the Kyiv region, occupiers damaged a farmhouse in one of the districts of the Kyiv region, resulting in a fire. Police and emergency services are present at the scene, and firefighters swiftly extinguished the fire. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
The Kyiv City Military Administration reported that by 11:45 a.m., six missile fragments were found in the capital. Debris fell near a gas station and on the road surface in the Obolonskyi district, as well as in the green zone. In the Desnyanskyi district, debris fell in one of the parks, and in the Dniprovskyi district, it landed on the road surface in multiple locations. Information regarding any casualties is currently being clarified.
At 12:00 p.m., the Kyiv Regional Military Administration wrote about an increased missile threat in the region and advised residents to seek shelter.
Rocket debris also fell on the roadway in the Podilskyi district of the capital. Emergency services are en route to the scene.
The Kyiv City Military Administration informed about a fire on the roof of a two-story building in the Podilskyi district of the capital. The fire was caused by falling debris from a downed enemy object. The situation is under control, and the fire has been contained. One person has been hospitalized in the Podilskyi district, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitschko's update.
Klitschko reported explosions in the Desnyanskyi district at 11:53 a.m. The Air Defense Forces were active in this area.
Preliminary information suggests that debris fell in Kyiv's Podilskyi district as a result of successful anti-aircraft defense operations against enemy targets. The authorities are currently assessing the extent of the damage and any potential casualties. All emergency services are present at the scene. The Kyiv City Military Administration advises residents to remain in shelters until the air raid warning is lifted.
Vitaliy Klitschko shared images of rocket fragments that fell in the capital on his Telegram channel.
The air alert expanded to most regions of Ukraine by 11:40 a.m.
Vitaliy Klitschko announced that rocket debris had fallen on a road in Kyiv's Obolonskyi district. All emergency services are en route to the location, and rescue and fire teams are working to extinguish the remnants of the rocket.
Shortly after the air alert was declared, Kyiv residents reported multiple powerful explosions. The Kyiv City Military Administration confirmed the activation of air defense measures and urged residents to seek shelter.
At 11:21 a.m., Mayor Vitalii Klitschko informed about explosions in central areas of the capital. At 11:29 a.m., he added that emergency services responded to a call near the city center. Klitschko emphasized the ongoing attack on Kyiv and urged residents to remain in their shelters.