Russia uses hypersonic missiles in attack on Kiev. Fires break out in some parts of the city


KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces fired multiple ballistic missiles and cruise missiles at Ukrainian targets on Monday, the Ukrainian air force said, adding that explosions were felt and heard in the capital, Kyiv.

The daylight attack included Kinzhal hypersonic missilesone of the most advanced Russian weapons, according to the air force. The Kinzhal flies at 10 times the speed of sound, making it difficult to intercept.

The Kyiv city authorities reported falling debris, probably from intercepted missiles, in the Solomianskyi, Dniprovskyi and Holosiivskyi districts of Kyiv, causing fires. Smoke rose from several neighborhoods of Kyiv.

There are no immediate details on casualties and damage.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said ambulances are on their way to the Solomianskyi district.

Local officials also reported explosions in Ukraine’s central Dnipropetrovsk region.


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