Explosions heard in central Kyiv | Russia-Ukraine war News
Ten explosions were heard in the center of the Ukrainian capital as air raid sirens sounded across the country.
Explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital as air raid sirens sounded across the country. At least 10 explosions were heard in central Kiev, according to officials.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko confirmed that explosions were heard in the city on Saturday in a post on the Telegram app.
The governor of the area around Kyiv had also warned shortly before of a possible missile attack and said air defenses in the area were hitting targets.
Russia fights to protect ‘motherland’
Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin said Russia would never give in to Western efforts to use Ukraine as a tool to destroy his country. In his New Year’s message broadcast on state television, Putin said Russia was fighting in Ukraine to protect “the homeland” and ensure “real independence” for the people.
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said his country’s victory in Ukraine was “inevitable” in his New Year’s message to servicemen, as Moscow’s military campaign entered its 11th month. .
“In the coming year, I would like to wish everyone good health, courage, reliable and dedicated comrades… Our victory, like the New Year, is inevitable,” said Shoigu. in a video speech released by the Ministry of Defense.
Shoigu said that in the coming year “we all face serious challenges” and that the New Year comes in a “difficult political-military situation”. The Russian military has suffered a series of setbacks on the ground in recent months, with the Kremlin in September announcing the mobilization of 300,000 reservists into combat.