Kyiv was shaken by multiple explosions early on Sunday morning, according to the mayor of the capital city, a day after officials reported that Ukrainian troops had recovered a portion of the eastern battlefield city of Sievierodonetsk in a counteroffensive against Russia.
“Numerous explosions in the capital’s Darnytskyi and Dniprovskyi districts,” stated Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on the Telegram messaging application. On-site services are already operational.
According to Klitschko, at least one person was hospitalised, but no fatalities had been confirmed as of early Sunday morning. According to further officials, the Russian shelling looked to be aimed against the railway network.
In spite of ongoing Russian attacks on Ukraine and significant destruction, Kyiv has been comparatively tranquil in recent weeks, as Moscow has shifted its military focus to the east and south, notably an intensive war for Sievierodonsk.
Moscow appears to have banked its campaign on taking one of the two eastern provinces it claims on behalf of separatist proxies. Russia has concentrated its forces on the industrial metropolis for one of the largest combat assaults of the war.
Serhiy Gaidai, the governor of the Luhansk region, which includes Sievierodonetsk, stated on Sunday that Ukrainian forces held around half of the city following the recapture of a significant portion from Russian forces.
“It had been a terrible situation, with the Russians controlling 70 percent of the city, but they have been pushed back over the previous two days,” Gaidai said on Ukrainian television. The city is currently approximately divided in half.
Shauntv was unable to independently verify the claims.
The British Ministry of Defense stated on Sunday that Ukrainian counterattacks in the region over the past twenty-four hours are likely to neutralise any operational momentum previously obtained by Russian forces.
Moscow reported that its forces were gaining ground in the city. The eastern portion of Sievierodonetsk was under the grip of Russian forces, according to the Ukrainian military, who said that artillery-supported assault operations continued.
“The situation is stressful and delicate,” Mayor Oleksandr Stryuk said Saturday on national television, citing a lack of food, fuel, and medicine. Our military is making every effort to expel the enemy from the city.
According to military analysts, this battle might determine which side gets the upper hand in a protracted war of attrition over the next few months. Both sides claim to have inflicted heavy fatalities.