Blasts in Kyiv and damaged buildings as kamikaze drones hit Ukraine, forcing residents into bomb shelters

VLADIMIR Putin unleashed a kamikaze drone flash on Kyiv as explosions shook the center of the Ukrainian capital for the second time in a week.

The bombing comes seven days after the Tinpot tyrant launched deadly revenge attacks for the Kerch Bridge bombing that killed at least 25 people.

Kyiv was hit by kamikaze drones this morning

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Kyiv was hit by kamikaze drones this morningPhoto credit: Getty
Residents fled for their lives as explosions rocked the capital

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Residents fled for their lives as explosions rocked the capitalPhoto credit: AFP
Up to nine explosions could be heard throughout Kyiv

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Up to nine explosions could be heard throughout KyivPhoto credit: Reuters
The attack comes a week after Russia's last strike in Kyiv

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The attack comes a week after Russia’s last strike in KyivCredit: AP

A week after Russia organized a massive, coordinated airstrike across the country, multiple loud explosions rocked central Kyiv.

The blasts came from the same central Kyiv district where a week ago a rocket hit a children’s playground and an intersection near the main buildings of Kyiv National University.

Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones struck the country’s energy supplier in Shevchenkiv district earlier today as air raid sirens wailed.

As of 6 a.m., up to nine separate explosions could be heard across the city and are still ongoing.

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Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said several residential buildings were damaged along with land owned by the Ukrainian energy company as smoke billowed over the city.

Unconfirmed online videos showed residents running for their lives as a fireball erupted from an apartment block.

Klitschko posted images showing the burned fragments of a kamikaze drone that attacked the city.

Night strikes also hit other Ukrainian cities, including Mykolayiv and Odessa, while power plants in Zaporizhia were attacked overnight.

Emergency power outages have begun in Dnipro.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the country to ration electricity consumption between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. while Putin tries to turn off the lights.

Last night the streets of Kyiv were plunged into darkness as street lights were switched off.

President Zelenskyy said: “Due to the Russian rocket terror in some cities and regions of Ukraine, energy companies have to limit the power supply – so that the entire system works stably.

“But it will be possible to avoid such stabilization shutdowns if all of us in Ukraine treat our consumption during peak hours consciously.

“It is insignificant for the life of every human being – but very important within the limits of the entire energy system.”

He said residents of the Chernihiv region limited their electricity consumption by 20 percent, while Kyiv reduced it by just 7 percent.

He added: “Please do more – if you have the opportunity. From 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. we have to reduce our electricity consumption.

“This is a step that, along with others, will ensure the defeat of Russia’s terror plans. Thank you to everyone who protects Ukraine!

“Thank you to everyone who fights, works and helps for our victory! Unity and joint action are our strength! Glory to Ukraine!”

Meanwhile, heavy fighting in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the south near Cherson and Zaporizhia continue.

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