Powerful Explosions in Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Odessa, Mariupol and Kramatorsk

World » UKRAINE | February 24, 2022, Thursday // 06:55
Bulgaria: Powerful Explosions in Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Odessa, Mariupol and Kramatorsk

Powerful explosions were heard this morning in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the southern city of Odessa and the eastern cities of Mariupol and Kramatorsk after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation against the country, AFP reporters at the scene said.

Invasion of Ukraine: Putin Decided to Conduct “Special Operation to Protect Donbas”

At least two explosions were heard in the capital early this morning, followed by the sound of ambulance sirens.

In the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine's largest settlement on the front line, home to nearly half a million people, several people told AFP they heard artillery shelling coming from the eastern part of the city.

Invasion of Ukraine: Reports of Explosions in Kyiv

Closer to the front line, in Kramatorsk, the headquarters of the Ukrainian army, at least four powerful explosions were heard by AFP journalists.

Explosions also erupted in the Black Sea city of Odessa, 600km away.

Kharkiv was hit as well by multiple missiles.

In a surprise televised speech today, Putin announced the start of a military operation in Ukraine in defense of pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk and Luhansk at a time when tens of thousands of Russian troops have been stationed on Ukraine's borders for weeks.

/BTA

Follow Novinite.com on Twitter and Facebook

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Ukraine » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Ukraine, explosions, Russia, military
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria