In Ukraine, the bombardments continue. After Kharkiv in the east of the country, the Ukrainian capital kyiv was also hit this morning. The shots, claimed by Russia, hit a military factory that manufactures tanks in particular.
A military equipment factory manufacturing tanks in particular was targeted on Saturday morning by a bombardment in the suburbs of kyiv, noted an AFP journalist. This bombing, claimed by Moscow, comes the day after Russian forces warned that they were going to intensify their attacks on the Ukrainian capital.
“High-precision, long-range air-to-surface weapons destroyed production buildings of an arms factory in kyiv,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Telegram. On the scene, a large number of soldiers and police were present on the spot, preventing access to the complex, from which smoke was billowing.
Call to stay in a “safe place”
The mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, indicated on Facebook that he had no information on the potential victims at this stage. “In the morning kyiv was shelled. Explosions sounded in the Darnytsky district on the outskirts of the city. Rescuers and medics are currently working on the spot,” he wrote. Vitali Klitschko once again called on residents who left the city not to return there, but to stay in a “safe place”.
On Friday, a Russian strike hit a factory in the kyiv region manufacturing Neptune missiles that the Ukrainian military claimed it used to hit the Russian cruiser Moskva. Russian fire on the kyiv region has decreased since the end of March, when Moscow withdrew its troops from around the capital, announcing that it wanted to concentrate its offensive on eastern Ukraine. Russia, however, threatened Friday to intensify its attacks on kyiv after accusing Ukraine of bombing villages in Russian territory, close to the Ukrainian border.