| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Russia launches biggest drone attack on Ukraine overnight: Ukraine air force

Ukraine’s air force reported that Russia conducted its largest Shahed kamikaze drone attack on Ukraine overnight, with Kyiv being the primary target.
Reuters witnesses in Kyiv heard drone engines and explosions throughout the night.

A Russian explosive drone attack on Kyiv was underway at dawn on Saturday, injuring at least two people, Ukrainian authorities had earlier said.

“At this time, there are two victims in the Solomyansky district. Both received medical aid on the spot,” Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on Telegram.

An apartment building in the district had been damaged by falling debris and emergency services were working to extract two women from the rubble, he added.

Several fires were reported in the same district, including one at a kindergarten, according to Klitschko.

Debris from drones shot down by Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense also fell on Pechersky district.

The explosive drones were Iranian-made Shaheds, local authorities said, without specifying the number of projectiles that targeted the capital.

  • alarabiya