Ukraine sounded alarms throughout the nation on Thursday after Russia launched a wave of missile and drone strikes, officers stated.
Air sirens have been additionally heard within the nation’s capital metropolis of Kyiv, the place missile protection techniques efficiently struck down 15 targets.
There have been no instant experiences of accidents.
Ukrainian army basic Serhii Popko stated missiles have been fired “within the path of Kyiv,” however didn’t disclose if Russia was intending to focus on authorities buildings or one thing else.
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Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko equally stated explosions have been heard in Kyiv’s Dniprovskyi district, on the japanese facet of a river that divides town.
Photos from Kyiv confirmed residents huddled within the subway system.
The assaults come as Ukrainian army officers are set to be educated to make use of Western tanks.
Germany and the United States introduced Wednesday they might ship superior battle tanks to Ukraine and prepare Ukrainian troops to make use of them in an effort to assist Kyiv make breakthroughs in fight stalemates, because the Russian invasion nears its one-year mark.
The coaching will begin inside days, Germany’s protection minister stated.
German Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius stated Ukrainian troops will first learn to function the German-made Leopard 2 tanks at a coaching web site in Germany by the top of the month.
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Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense took to Twitter Wednesday to have a good time the beginning of the coaching.
“Free ultimately,” the division tweeted with a photograph of a leopard. “He is coming to Ukraine to do the job. Our lands can be liberated!”
The tanks are anticipated to reach in Ukraine earlier than the top of March, Pistorius stated.
Germany is initially sending 14 Leopard 2 tanks, although it may ship as many as 88 tanks to Ukraine. The United States will ship greater than 30 Abrams M1 tanks, the Pentagon introduced.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.