Many die as Russia missiles hit Ukraine’s Kiev, Kharkiv

Several people were reportedly killed in Ukraine after Russia fired missiles across the country, with explosions reported from the capital Kiev to the eastern city of Kharkiv.

One woman was killed in Kiev, where a series of explosions were heard overnight and air-defence systems were activated, the local military administration said early Tuesday.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko had earlier spoken of nine injured, including a 13-year-old boy.

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Authorities said at least two people died and 11 others were injured in Kharkiv, which lies only a few dozen kilometres from the Russian border.

One dead and one injured person were reported in Pavlohrad in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

In Kiev, Mayor Klitschko disclosed that there was damage to residential buildings and that several cars were set on fire by falling debris from missile interceptions.

Kharkiv Mayor, Ihor Terekhov noted that a multi-storey residential building was hit in Ukraine’s second-largest city.

Rescue workers are searching for people possibly trapped in the wreckage.

A large-scale air alert was earlier announced across UkrainE.

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