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Explosions rocks Kyiv, Ukraine capital

The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, has been hit by at least four explosions.

According to Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the strikes hit critical infrastructure in three regions, knocking out power in hundreds of villages across the country.
So far, at least seven people have died, four in Sumy and three in Kyiv.

Andriy Yermak, the Ukrainian president’s chief of staff, blamed Russian kamikaze drones.

It shows their desperation,” said Yermak

The BBC reports that, the port city of Mykolaiv, sunflower oil tanks were set on fire by similar drones.

The city Mayor Vitalii Klitschko, said residential buildings in the central Shevchenkivskiy area had been damaged.

A week ago, the capital was hit by Russian missiles at rush hour, part of nationwide attacks which left 19 dead.

A Ukrainian air force official Oleksandr Senkevich, said all the drones, believed to be Iranian-made, had flown into the country from the south.

Senkevich, said three drones had ignited the tanks at Mykolaiv, one of Ukraine’s largest ports, late on Sunday evening, hours before the attack in Kyiv.

Writing Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Julian Osamoto