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    “Horrific Russian rocket strikes on Kyiv”

    Ukrainian forces shot down an enemy aircraft over Kyiv in the early hours of Friday, which then hit a residential building and caused a fire, said Anton Herashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister.

    It is unclear if the plane was manned. Herashchenko wrote in the telegram that a nine-storey apartment building is on fire that was hit by a plane.

    Previously, a series of explosions were heard in Kyiv in which, according to Herashchenko, the air defence shot at the plane.

    On Thursday morning, Russia began the invasion of Ukraine on full-scale. The defence of Kyiv had information about a planned Russian attack on the city that night.

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