Russian shells have hit Sviatoshynskyi District in the city of Kyiv, causing fires and killing at least two people.
The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian State Emergency Service on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“On March 17, 2022, at about 04:30 p.m., several reports came simultaneously about fires in Sviatoshynskyi District. Two cars were hit by Russian shells and caught fire. At 05:04 p.m., the fire was extinguished. One person died,” the report states.
The nearby grass area of 5,000 square meters also caught fire. Firefighting works are underway.
In addition, a fire broke out in the warehouse premises within an area of 10,000 square meters. There is a threat of shell explosion and, thus, firefighting works are carried out from a safe distance. According to the preliminary data, one person died in fire.