Russia and Ukraine: Night bombing hits Kyiv while Putin visits Belarus

  • Tiffany Wertheimer in London and Hugo Bashiga in Kyiv
  • BBC News

An energy infrastructure facility on fire after a Russian drone attack near an apartment building in Kyiv

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Some of the missiles hit critical power infrastructure, causing power outages across the city

Explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, as Russia launched a nighttime assault on the city.

Kyiv officials said no one was killed and most of the rockets were shot down, but some hit “vital infrastructure”, causing power outages across the region.

Pictures online show firefighters at a huge fire at a power plant.

This comes at a time when Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Belarus to meet his counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.

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