The sounds of explosions have been heard in several regions of Ukraine – Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Poltava and Chernihiv – since early this morning. Reports on Telegram indicate that the explosions may be the result of air defence activities. This week, Kyiv became the target of a massive Russian attack using Iranian drones.
Ukrainian air defence forces have shot down several Russian missiles over Kyiv. The air raid warnings remain in place and people stay in shelters. Meanwhile, the Russian president today imposed martial law in the occupied territories of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts, and issued a decree restricting entry and exit from six Russian regions bordering Ukraine.