Apartment building catches fire after missile strike on Kyiv

Apartment building catches fire after missile strike on Kyiv

A fire broke out in a nine-story apartment building in Kyiv after a missile strike on the city's Shevchenkivskyi district, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service has said on Facebook.

"On June 26, at 06:29, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine received a report of a fire in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the capital. […] Due to enemy shelling, a fire broke out in a nine-story residential building with partial destruction of the first, second and third floors. The fire broke out on a total area of 300 square meters," the statement said.

Firefighting and rescue operations are underway. According to preliminary reports, one person was injured.

Several explosions rocked Ukraine's capital Kyiv early on Sunday, June 26.

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