Live updates: Kyiv hit by missile strike following Ukraine’s destruction of two Russian vessels in Crimea.

Live updates: Kyiv hit by missile strike following Ukraine's destruction of two Russian vessels in Crimea.

The head of the RAF praises the initial Ukrainian pilots to successfully finish their training in the United Kingdom.

Following the destruction of two Russian vessels in Crimea by Ukraine, Moscow launched a strike on Kyiv using hypersonic missiles.

On Monday morning, Bridget Brink, the US Ambassador, stated on Twitter (known as X) that there were loud explosions happening in Kyiv. She also mentioned that in the past five days, Russia has attacked a sovereign nation by firing numerous missiles and using drones.

Following Ukraine’s military announcement, it was reported that two Russian warships and a communications center were targeted in an attack on the annexed Crimean peninsula on Sunday.

The city of Moscow reported that their air defense system successfully intercepted and destroyed over 10 missiles above the port of Sevastopol in the early hours of the incident.

The City of Odesa experienced a power outage in some areas due to damage caused by a Russian air strike on a high-voltage facility.

The Odesa administration announced via Telegram that multiple waves of drones launched by Russia attacked the city and its surrounding region. Four of the drones were successfully intercepted and shot down over Odesa and the neighboring region of Mykolaiv.

The administration reported that debris from a descending drone caused a fire at the power facility, but it was quickly extinguished.

By Monday morning, power in two areas of the city had been restored.


According to a Ukrainian politician, Kyiv was struck by blasts simultaneously with the sound of air raid alarms.

A member of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv informed The Independent that the missiles that struck the capital this morning coincided with the activation of air raid sirens, resulting in greater damage to the city.

“In Kyiv, today marks another day of terror,” stated Kira Rudik. “The missiles launched at us with alarming speed, coinciding with the sudden wails of air raid sirens.”

“Today serves as yet another terrifying illustration of the ongoing repercussions of not taking action against Russia.”

She expressed that it is extremely uncomfortable to feel unsafe in one’s own home. The Russian terrorists are attempting to harm everyone by targeting homes, kindergartens, and hospitals.

“We are in dire need of additional air defense systems and missiles to restore our sense of security. We must be able to wake up in the morning with confidence that we can make it through the day.”

The video on X displayed kids from a preschool hurrying to a nearby shelter as air raid alarms echoed through the urban area. According to Kyiv’s mayor Vitality Klitschko, at least seven individuals were harmed in the attack this morning.

Tom Watling25 March 2024 12:01


The mayor has reported that the number of individuals wounded in the Russian strike on Kyiv has increased to five.

The mayor reported that the number of injured individuals in Kyiv has increased to five following Russia’s third strike on the Ukrainian capital in a span of five days.

Several blasts were reported in Kyiv on Monday morning as the Kremlin’s military continues to intensify their airstrikes on cities. The conflict, now in its third year, has seen little movement on the front lines.

According to the Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, a strike on the Ukrainian capital resulted in the injury of five individuals, with two of them being transported to a hospital.

Serhii Popko, the leader of the Kyiv City Military Administration, reported that Russia launched two ballistic missiles towards Kyiv from the occupied Crimea during broad daylight. However, both were successfully intercepted before reaching the city.

According to the National Police of Ukraine, missile fragments caused damage to residences in two areas and a fitness center in a separate area of the city.

Tara Cobham25 March 2024 11:43


Emergency services report that the gym in Kyiv was damaged in an attack carried out by Russia.

According to emergency services in the area, a gym building with three floors located in Pechersk was damaged in the Russian missile strike on Kyiv.

Rescue teams were conducting search efforts at the area on Monday morning, sifting through the rubble.

Tara Cobham25 March 2024 11:04


The Foreign Minister of Ukraine urges for increased air defenses following a missile strike on Kyiv.

The foreign minister of Ukraine urged for increased support from international allies in providing air defense for his country after a Russian missile strike on Kyiv on Monday morning.

Dmytro Kuleba, the minister, stated on X that Russian aggressors are capable of committing any heinous act, such as attempting a ballistic strike on a large city.

He stated that Ukraine is in need of increased air defense, specifically Patriot systems and missiles that can defend against potential Russian attacks. This serves as a reminder.

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Individuals observe as rescue workers operate at the location of a structural collapse caused by a missile attack from Russia in Kyiv on Monday.

Tara Cobham25 March 2024 11:00


Officials report that two women were injured during a Russian missile strike on Kyiv.

According to officials, a Russian missile strike resulted in two women being injured and a three-story building being significantly damaged. Debris from the missile also fell in three separate districts of Kyiv.

In the city of Ukraine, a series of explosions occurred on Monday morning. A Reuters journalist witnessed a cloud of smoke rising in the eastern part of the city.

The military administration in the Pechersk district reported on Telegram that a non-residential building was damaged. The building was previously referred to as residential in a previous statement.

Two individuals were injured, according to the statement made by Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko.

According to the administrator, debris was also reported in the Solomyansky, Holosiyvsky, and Dnipro districts.

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On Monday, Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, toured the location of a building that was hit by a missile from Russia in the capital city of Ukraine.

Tara Cobham25 March 2024 10:09


The Ukrainian air force has reported that it successfully intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles above Kyiv.

According to the Ukrainian Air Force commander on Telegram messenger, two ballistic missiles were successfully intercepted over Kyiv, the capital of Russia, during Monday’s morning attack.

He stated that the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula had fired off missiles.

Tara Cobham25 March 2024 09:29


The top aide of Volodymyr Zelenskyy draws a comparison between Vladimir Putin, Russia, and ISIS.

The top assistant of Volodymyr Zelenskyy has drawn a comparison between Vladimir Putin, Russia, and ISIS.

On Monday morning, Andriy Yermak shared a post on Telegram stating that Putin and Russia are equivalent to terrorists, specifically ISIS.

The comments come as US Ambassador Bridget Brink said on the X social network that Russia attacked Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with hypersonic missiles on Monday morning.

The comments were made days after ISIS admitted to orchestrating a mass killing at a concert venue close to Moscow, resulting in the deaths of 137 innocent civilians.

Tom Watling25 March 2024 09:28


The US Ambassador reported that on Monday morning, Kyiv was targeted by Russia using hypersonic missiles.

On Monday morning, Bridget Brink, the US Ambassador, reported on the X social network that Russia used hypersonic missiles to attack the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv.

According to her, there have been loud blasts in Kyiv. In the past 5 days, Russia has fired numerous missiles and drones at an independent nation. She emphasized the urgency of providing assistance to Ukraine with no time to waste.

Tara Cobham25 March 2024 09:18


Officials report that a residential building in central Kyiv sustained damage from falling debris from a missile.

According to city officials, fragments of a missile fell in a primary neighborhood of Kyiv on Monday morning, causing damage to a residential structure. This occurred after a series of explosions were heard throughout the Ukrainian capital.

A Reuters journalist observed a plume of smoke ascending in the eastern part of the city.

Moments before the explosions, Ukraine’s air force issued a warning on Telegram that a missile was headed towards the city.

“Urgent shelter needed due to explosions in the capital,” stated Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv, in a message on Telegram.

In recent days, there has been an increase in the number of missile attacks by Russia on Ukraine.

Tara Cobham25 March 2024 09:14


A high-rise building in Kyiv was damaged this morning in an alleged attack by a hypersonic missile.

According to Ukrainian monitoring agencies, this morning Russia allegedly launched multiple hypersonic missiles, potentially from the occupied Crimean peninsula, targeting the capital city of Kyiv.

The message was shared around 8:30 am GMT while accounts from within the city described the situation as “extremely horrifying”.

The leader of the Kyiv City Military Administration, Serhiy Popko, stated that a tall building in the central Pechersk area has sustained damage, causing debris to fall in two other nearby districts.

Mr. Popko stated that emergency services are responding to the location of the accident. They are currently verifying information on the extent of damage and any injuries.

Tom Watling25 March 2024 09:05