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People take shelter in metro station during Russian missile and drone strike, in kyiv. (Archive photo)

Agence France-Presse

Powerful explosions resounded Tuesday morning in Kiev while Russia, according to the army Ukrainian, launched several missiles towards the Ukrainian capital.

Air alerts have been issued across the country due to the threat posed by Russian bombers.

Tuesday morning, more than ten powerful explosions were heard in the capital, shaking buildings in the city center, AFP journalists noted.

Shortly before, the Ukrainian Air Force had issued an alert message on Telegram. kyiv: stay in shelters. Many missiles are heading [toward you], she said.

The city's military administration said fragments of downed missiles fell in different districts of Kiev, particularly in residential areas.

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Mayor Vitali Klitschko indicated that several areas of the city were now without electricity.

Strikes also hit the city of Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, the head of Ukraine said. military organization Oleg Sinegubov.

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