Russian forces bombarded the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Thursday in the first attack in weeks on the city as Moscow continues its monthslong invasion of its neighbor, reported DW, quoting agencies.
Missiles targeting military installations in the district of Vyshhorod injured 15 people, according to a Telegram statement by Kyiv regional Governor Oleksiy Kuleba.
Life in Kyiv had been returning almost to normal following a failed Russian attempt to take the capital in the early weeks of Moscow's invasion, which was launched February 24.
The attack came as Ukraine marked its Day of Ukrainian Statehood with a public holiday for the first time and as Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda was paying a visit to Kyiv.
The Chernihiv region northeast of Kyiv was also hit by 10 Russian missiles on Thursday, the regional governor, Vyacheslav Chausov. told Ukrainian TV. This was, again, the first attack on the area in weeks.
The North district command of the Ukrainian armed forces said more than 20 missiles had been fired from Belarus at the Chernihiv region, which borders Russia.