Kyiv comes under fire from more Russian missiles just hours after the NATO chief warned
Rockets have hit Kyiv, the city’s mayor said, as emergency services are on the scene.
The blasts come hours after NATO’s chief warned Western allies to “boost” arms production in the coming months to continue supporting Ukraine as Russia continues its bombing campaign.
The explosion is said to have occurred in the early hours of Monday morning in the Desnianskiy district of Kiev.
Ukrainian officials said it was unclear how many potential victims there were.
Rockets have hit Kyiv, the city’s mayor said, when emergency services were on the scene. Pictured: A rocket attack on a hotel building in Kyiv yesterday, killing one person and injuring 20
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said via messaging app Telegram: “An explosion in Desnianskiy district of Kyiv. All services are on site. Details later.’
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, adviser to Ukraine’s president, said debris from drones hit a street in the northeastern Kyiv district, damaging a building next to it.
“Information about (potential) victims is being clarified,” Tymoshenko said on Telegram.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said a “tremendous amount” of ammunition was being used up in the Ukraine-Russia war and there were signs that President Vladimir Putin would intervene “in the long term”.
A Happy New Year message is written in Russian on part of an Iranian-made Shahed Kamikaze drone that was fired into Kyiv last night
Mr Stolenberg said NATO allies must help supply the government in Kyiv with the weapons it needs, but also maintain their own stockpiles of weapons.
He told BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend: “For artillery we need a tremendous amount of ammunition, we need spares, we need maintenance.
“This is a huge undertaking. We need to ramp up production, and that’s what the NATO allies are doing.
“It is a core task of NATO to ensure that we have the supplies, supplies and weapons to ensure our own deterrence and defense, but also to be able to continue to provide long-term support to Ukraine.”
Today’s attack comes after rocket attacks took place in Kyiv over the New Year’s weekend the eastern city of Kherson.
Intense rocket and drone attacks made celebrations impossible in some areas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his New Year’s speech to Russians during his visit to the headquarters of the Southern Military District in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, December 31, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, standing next to his wife Olena Zelenska, said in his New Year’s speech that Ukraine will triumph over Russia
In his New Year’s speech, Putin signaled that the war, now in its 11th month, will continue.
Footage released by Russian state television showed Putin raising a glass of champagne with soldiers, some with awards on their chests, before telling viewers that “moral, historical accuracy is on our side.”
Putin said this year was marked by “really decisive, fateful events” that “became the frontier that lays the foundation for our common future, for our true independence.”
“Today we are fighting for it, protecting our people in our own historical areas, in the new constituent entities of the Russian Federation,” he added, referring to four Ukrainian regions allegedly annexed by Russia.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukrainians will fight until they win the war.
In an emotional New Year’s speech, he said: “We are fighting and will continue to fight. For the sake of the main word, “victory,” he said in a New Year’s speech, even as his country endured fresh Russian strikes.
“I want to say to all of you: Ukrainians, you are amazing! See what we’ve done and what we’re doing.
“We fight as one team – the whole country, all our regions. I admire you all. I want to thank all invincible regions of Ukraine.
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