Eyewitnesses said that explosions could be heard in the centre of Kyiv. Smoke was seen rising above Zhuliany Airport (Kyiv International Airport — ed.), TASS reports.
"Explosions are heard in the city centre, air raid alert was announced, air defence systems are working," an eyewitness said.
According to Military Correspondents of the Russian Spring Telegram channel, the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system in the area of Kyiv's Zhuliany airport was one of the targets of the attack.
It was also said that there were hypersonic and ballistic missiles used to strike the Ukrainian capital.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko urged local residents to stay in shelters.
A series of powerful explosions took place in Kyiv at night. It was said that infrastructure facilities were damaged.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered losses while trying to land troops on the territory of the Crimean peninsula, Andrei Yusov, a spokesman for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the republic said