The skyline of Kyiv at night.
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Russia launched a nighttime drone attack on Kiev and the surrounding region after a 12-day hiatus, with air defense systems destroying all weapons on approach, Ukrainian military officials said on Sunday.
The country’s air force said the attack included eight Iranian-made Shahed drones and three cruise missiles that were shot down.
“Another enemy attack on Kyiv,” said Serhiy Popko, a colonel general who heads Kyiv’s military administration, in a message on the Telegram channel.
Three private homes were damaged as a result of falling drone debris in the Kyiv region, injuring one person, the region’s military chief Ruslan Kravchenko said on his Facebook page.
Reuters witnesses heard explosions resembling the sound of air defense systems hitting targets. There was no immediate information on the scale of the attack.
Kiev, its surrounding region and a number of regions in central and eastern Ukraine were subject to air alerts for about an hour after 2 a.m. (2300 GMT).