January 28, 2023

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New Year begins in Ukraine with sirens and explosion in Kyiv | abroad

Explosions were heard in the center of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, early on Saturday and Sunday after sirens sounded across the country. On Saturday, the governor of the surrounding Kyiv region warned of a possible missile strike, saying air defense systems were trying to intercept the missiles. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko confirms the bombings.


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An explosion was heard in the capital. Air defense (working),” Vitali Klitschko posted on Telegram after an explosion was heard at around 00:35 local time (23:35 Belgian time) on New Year’s Eve.

Sirens also went off in other parts of the country shortly after midnight, after so-called kamikaze planes were spotted from Russia in the final minutes of last year.

With sirens sounding in the background, some Kyiv residents shouted from their balconies: “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!”

Local authorities reported on messaging app Telegram that the anti-aircraft systems are doing their job.

Just before midnight, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave another A speech saying he hopes to win in 2023. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier today in his New Year’s address that he was “historically right,” referring to the war in Ukraine.

According to former spokeswoman for Ukrainian President Zelensky – Iolia Mendel – an explosion damaged a hotel in central Kyiv on Saturday. The same goes for some apartment buildings in at least one area. One person was killed and three wounded in Kyiv. There is also damage in Khmelnytsk, Mykolaiv and Zaporizhia.

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Ukraine has been hit by air strikes in recent days. © ANP / EPA

look. Ukraine was also hit by Russian missiles two days ago.