Kyiv’s air defenses had yet another busy night, repelling more than 60 Russian drones and missiles during what is the 15th attack on the capital this month.

According to city authorities, no casualties were reported during the latest overnight attack.

Air raid sirens sounded at 12:40 a.m. with the alert lasting until just before 5 a.m.

Kyiv Post reporters in the center of the city heard one large explosion and several quieter and more distant blasts as air defenses intercepted targets. 

Valery Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of Ukraine's armed forces, said on social media on Monday morning that a total of "up to 40 missiles" and "around 35 drones" had been launched, of which 37 and 29 were downed.

The latest attack came just a day after the biggest drone attack to hit Kyiv since Russia’s invasion began.


Overnight on Saturday the capital was rocked by several large explosions as air defenses intercepted 40 kamikaze drones in the skies above the city. 

“Only 18 hours have passed since the most massive UAV attack on Kyiv, and the enemy attacked the capital again,”the city’s military administration said.

“This is already the 15th air attack since the beginning of May!” The administration said the attack used drones and cruise missiles.

It added that “more than 40 air targets were detected and destroyed by the forces and means of our air defenses.”

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Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said it was “another difficult night for the capital,” but added there was no damage and no casualties reported.

“Thanks to the professionalism of our defenders, as a result of the barbarians’ air attack on Kyiv, there was no damage or destruction of infrastructure and other objects or apartment buildings,” he said on Telegram.

“There are no injured or dead.”

Sunday marked Kyiv Day in the capital and a few hours before the latest attack the streets had been filled with people celebrating.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday praised his country's air defence forces, after the massive attack on Kyiv.

The overnight attack in the early hours of Sunday morning killed two people and wounded three others.

"People are in shock. There's a lot of damage, the windows were broken, the roof was damaged," said Sergei Movchan, a 50-year-old resident whose house was damaged by debris.

Russia has intensified aerial strikes on the capital this month, and warned the West against escalating the conflict after the United States agreed to green-light deliveries of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.

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