Russia on Friday unleashed one of its biggest missile attacks on Ukraine of the war, killing 18 civilians, wounding more than 130 others and hitting residential buildings in Kyiv, the south and west of the country, officials said.
“It was so frightening. A missile was flying and everything was buzzing, whirring. I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to run down to the shelter,” she said. “As I went inside the bathroom, the mirror flew off (the wall).”
NATO member Poland’s military said an unidentified aerial object had entered its airspace from neighboring Ukraine and been tracked by its air defenses until its signal disappeared.
Widespread damage has been reported
As rescuers picked through the rubble of a strike that hit a house in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia, Viktor Chuhunov, 73, told Reuters he had been at home when he suddenly heard a powerful explosion.
“A woman died here. I don’t know whether her son was at home, maybe he was at work,” he said of the house.