The Ukrainian capital was the target of a “massive attack” by Russian drones on Monday night, according to the mayor of the city.
After falling debris started a fire, rescuers evacuated 20 additional people from a multi-story structure in a southern part of Kiev, according to Vitali Klitschko on Telegram.
“One person died, three were injured. The two upper floors are destroyed, there may be people under the rubble,” Klitschko said.
Earlier, the mayor had said a 27-year-old woman in the same area of Holosiivskyi had been hospitalised with “moderate” injuries.
“Massive attack! Stay indoors!” Klitschko said.
The drones were used in the nocturnal strike, according to the city’s military administration.
According to the administration, three automobiles in the Pechersky district in the city’s center were also on fire, while a house in the southern Darnytskyi area caught fire due to falling debris.
In Kyiv, the central Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, and Mykolayiv areas, as well as the southern Kherson region, air raid sirens were heard overnight.
After midnight assaults on the Ukrainian capital, Russian forces launched a salvo of missiles into Kyiv earlier on Monday, sending terrified citizens fleeing for cover.