Russia launches air attack on Kyiv and surrounding region, Ukraine officials say

By Thomson Reuters Jun 22, 2024 | 9:34 PM

KYIV (Reuters) – Russia launched an air attack on Kyiv and its surrounding region, forcing the engagement of air defence systems to repel the strikes, the mayor of Ukraine’s capital and the broader Kyiv region’s administration said on the Telegram messaging app on Sunday.

Reuters witnesses reported hearing several blasts in and around Kyiv that sounded like air defence systems hitting air weapons.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Sergiy Karazy; Writing by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Jamie Freed)