Saturday, May 20, 2023

Over ten blasts heard in Ukraine’s capital Kiev — eyewitnesses

More than ten blasts were heard in Ukraine’s capital Kiev in the early hours of Saturday, while the city’s air defenses were engaging unknown targets above it, eyewitnesses have told TASS.

"It’s noisy in Kiev, with more than ten blasts occurring so far. Air defenses are in action. [Sounds of explosions] were heard very well in the city center, they woke us up," eyewitnesses have told TASS.

TASS also learned that explosions were followed by a fire, seen in Kiev's Dneprovsky district on the left bank of the Dnepr River.

Ukraine’s official air raid alert portal earlier said that a warning had been issued for the capital and a number of other regions.


  1. Air raid alerts were announced in multiple regions of Ukraine late on Friday night, including the capital city and the Kiev region, according to air raid data from the country's Ministry of Digital Transformation.

    Air raid warnings were in effect in the Ukrainian regions of Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, and Kharkiv, as well as the Ukraine-controlled parts of Zaporizhzhia region, starting around 00:05 a.m. local time on Saturday (21:05 GMT on Friday), the ministry's online map showed.

    Later in the night, air raid sirens went off in the Kiev and Chernihiv regions of Ukraine.

    The Kiev city administration said on Telegram that an air raid warning was in effect in the Ukrainian capital.

    Ukrainian news website said in the early hours of Saturday that explosions were heard in the regions of Chernihiv and Zhytomyr, as well as the Ukrainian capital, overnight.

  2. Взрывы произошли в Киеве, Черниговской и Житомирской областях, сообщило издание «Страна.ua». Согласно онлайн-карте министерства цифровой трансформации, воздушная тревога объявлена в Черниговской, Житомирской и Киевской областях, а также в украинской столице.

    Киевская областная военная администрация сообщает о работе ПВО и о возможной атаке беспилотников.

    Ранее мэр Львова заявил о взрыве в городе ранним утром. По его словам, ЧП произошло на объекте критической инфраструктуры. О взрывах в трех районах Киева 18 мая сообщал мэр города Виталий Кличко.


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