Hostilities Resume

Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, has confirmed that Russian forces have fired two missiles into the downtown region of his city.

He reported on social media, “In the evening, the enemy fired on Kyiv. All services are in place. Information about the victims is being clarified.”

Former heavyweight boxer and mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, addresses members of the press from his office. Image Credit: denverpost.com

Two large explosions were heard coming from Kyiv’s Shevchenkivskyi district. Residents were quick to post photos and videos of the aftermath of the attack on social media. There are numerous images of smoke rising over buildings during sunset.

The attack comes on the same day that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov visited President Volodymyr Zelensky in the city. Just days prior, Guterres met with Vladimir Putin in Russia.