Szerhij Popko added: “That’s why air-raid alarms were ordered several times in the capital.” He said that according to preliminary information, Ukraine’s air defense systems hit nearly ten Iranian-made Shahid kamikaze drones in Kiev and its outskirts. According to initial reports, there were no reports of “critical damage” or casualties, he concluded his report.
After the attack, videos appeared on social networks showing people fleeing from the attack, among other things, to subway platforms, which are also used as shelters. Until the air raid warning passed, several people started singing, playing music and dancing.
Cover photo: Ukrainian firefighters put out the flames of a residential building damaged by a Russian airstrike in Kyiv on September 21, 2023 (Photo: MTI/EPA/Oleh Petrasyuk)