Selenskyi warns the city administration
Russia attacks Kiev again with drones and rockets
6/2/2023 8:39 am
Russia continues to wear down the people of Kiev. Moscow again covers the city with nightly drone and rocket attacks. Within a week, a journalist counts around 150 missiles. According to Ukrainian information, the air defense repelled the latest wave of attacks.
Russia has continued its wave of attacks on the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The Russian army fired a total of 15 cruise missiles and 18 combat drones at Kiev during the night, the Ukrainian military said. All missiles were intercepted by Ukrainian air defenses. The head of the Kiev military administration, Serhij Popko, also spoke of a total of around 30 enemy objects that had been destroyed. So far, nothing is known about possible victims, such as falling debris.
Authorities in Kiev reported two different waves of attacks on the capital during the night. “There are explosions in the city. The air defenses are working,” said Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko in a statement. Minutes later he adds: “More explosions in the city”.
Russia, which has been waging a war of aggression against Ukraine for more than 15 months, is currently shelling Kiev particularly hard. In May, for example, more rockets, cruise missiles and drones were fired at Kiev within a month than at any time since the beginning of the war. In one of the most recent attacks on Thursday night, several people were killed, including a child. According to a count by the Ukrainian journalist Denis Trubetskoy, Russia alone has been attacking the capital Kiev with around 150 drones and rockets since Sunday.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelenskyj complained about problems with bomb shelters in Kiev. In his video message, he emphasized that apart from military aid from abroad, Ukraine itself must do more to ensure the security of its citizens. He reiterated demands that a sufficient number of bunkers must be accessible everywhere. “The situation like last night in Kiev, when people came to the bunker and it was locked, must never happen again,” he said, looking ahead to Thursday night. It is the duty of the municipalities to ensure that the shelters are open around the clock.
In the capital, Mayor Klitschko ordered the opening and controls after a breakdown on Thursday. “It hurts to see neglect in these commitments. It hurts to see the dead,” Zelenskyj said. Those responsible should be held accountable.