Russia attacked Kyiv with kamikaze drones overnight, the twelfth air attack this month on the capital.
According to city authorities, all 36 drones were intercepted and destroyed during the three-hour attack.
Serhiy Popko, head of the city’s military administration, said on Telegram: “This was a massive attack. All detected air targets flying toward Kyiv were destroyed by our air defenses.
“No strikes on Kyiv have been allowed!”
The attacks were carried out using Iranian-made Shahed drones, the statement added, citing preliminary information.
President Zelensky on Thursday morning accused Russia of terrorising Ukrainians.
"The enemy continued to terrorise Ukraine by launching 36 Shaheds. None reached their target," Zelensky said in a social media post.
"I'm grateful to our air defence forces for the 100 percent result."
Russia subjected Ukraine to a campaign of aerial bombardments on key infrastructure during winter months but those attacks had waned recently.
Air alerts were also reported in the cities of Kharkiv and Chernivtsi.
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