at least ten powerful explosions heard in kyiv, several air alerts triggered in the country

A general alert. At least ten powerful explosions were heard in kyiv on Tuesday January 2, according to journalists present on site. The explosions shook buildings in the city center. The military administration also announced that fragments of downed missiles had fallen in various neighborhoods, particularly residential areas.

Strikes also hit the city of Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, said the region’s governor, Oleg Sinegubov. Air alerts had been issued across the country due to the threat posed by active Russian bombers. Follow our live stream.

A drone attack in kyiv overnight. Around 2 a.m. Tuesday, explosions rang out in kyiv. The mayor, Vitali Klitschko, reported explosions and a fire in the capital. About an hour earlier, the regional military administration said it had detected drones in the city’s airspace.

Vladimir Putin promises to “intensify” the bombings. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to“intensify” strikes in Ukraine in retaliation for the unprecedented bombing by the Ukrainian army on the Russian town of Belgorod on Saturday, which left 25 dead, including five children.

Volodymyr Zelensky promises to “ravage” Russian forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky promised in his speech for the New Year “ravage” Russian forces in Ukraine, where new strikes in Donetsk and Odessa during the night from Sunday to Monday left five people dead.

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