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Explosions rock three districts in Kyiv

Friday, 16 December 2022, 08:47
Explosions rock three districts in Kyiv

Explosions rocked Kyiv during an air raid siren activated on 16 December. 

Source: Vitalii Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, on Telegram; Kyiv City Military Administration on Telegram

Quote from Klitschko: "There have been explosions in the Desnianskyi district of the capital. All emergency services are on their way to the scene."


Details: Later, the Mayor added that there had been another explosion in the Dniprovskyi district. 

At 9:43, Klitschko reported that another explosion had occurred in the Holosiivskyi district.

Klitschko has called on residents to stay in shelters. 

The Kyiv City Military Administration has reported that air defence systems are operating in Kyiv. 

Later, Klitschko added that due to damage to the energy infrastructure, there are interruptions to the water supply in all areas of the capital.

He emphasised that specialists are already working to stabilise the system, but reminded residents to prepare a supply of drinking and service water just in case.


  • The morning of 16 December started with an air-raid siren sounding throughout Ukraine.
  • Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, has said that about 60 missiles were launched.
  • Explosions were heard in Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. 

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