The mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, announced that a new curfew would be imposed in the Ukrainian capital from Monday evening March 21 until Wednesday morning.
“It will start today at 20:00 (18:00 GMT) and last until 07:00 (05:00 GMT) on March 23“wrote the former world boxing champion on his Telegram channel. “Shops, pharmacies, gas stations, establishments will not be open tomorrow“, he specified. “I ask everyone to stay at home or in shelters when the sirens sound“. Several curfews have already been observed in the capital, which Russian troops are still trying to surround. The latest lasted 35 hours last week, from Tuesday evening to Thursday morning.
In the night from Sunday to Monday, a bombardment hit a shopping center in the northwest of the capital, killing at least eight people, confirmed Vitali Klitschko. According to him, six residential buildings, two schools and two nurseries near the shopping center were also damaged. “Due to the fires, after airstrikes in the capital and the region, air pollution is observed“, he also said, calling on residents not to open the windows and to wear an FFP2 mask when going out to protect their lungs. The Ukrainian capital has already been emptied of at least half of its 3.5 million inhabitants since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24.