Multiple explosions were reported in Kyiv

Kyiv: For the first time in months, the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was targeted by missile strikes with central areas, media reported on Monday.

Explosions were reported elsewhere in the country in what appeared to be the most widespread set of Russian attacks since the first weeks of the war, the BBC said.

At least two explosions were heard in central Kyiv shortly after 8 a.m., and then more followed.

The rare explosions in the capital followed new strikes overnight in the southern city of Zaporozhye and in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the BBC reported.

“A multi-storey residential building has been destroyed again. There are victims,” ​​Zaporozhye Oblast Governor Alexander Starukh wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Emergency services have arrived at the scene, he added.

Ukrainian officials say a number of people were injured in new rocket attacks on Zaporozhye overnight.

Zaporozhye has been hit repeatedly in recent weeks with dozens killed.

Meanwhile, it was a “night of massive attacks” in Dnipropetrovsk, according to an update from the region’s governor, Valentin Reznichenko, who accused Russia of shelling multiple regions.

Ukraine’s defense minister says Russian attacks will not deter Ukrainians from fighting

The wave of attacks comes two days after the only bridge connecting Russia to occupied Crimea was damaged in an explosion.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to chair a meeting of his security council on Monday to discuss the Crimean bridge explosion.

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