Ukraine's capital was subjected to the largest drone attack since the start of Russia's invasion last year, local officials said, as Kyiv prepared to mark the anniversary of its founding on Sunday. At least one person was killed, CBC News
Russia launched the "most massive attack" on the city overnight Saturday with Iranian-made Shahed drones, said Serhii Popko, a senior Kyiv military official. The attack lasted more than five hours, with air defence reportedly shooting down more than 40 drones.
A 41-year-old man was killed and a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized when debris fell on a seven-storey non-residential building and started a fire, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
Debris from a drone damaged the building of the Ukrainian Society of the Blind. On Sunday morning, organization member Volodymyr Golubenko came to pick up his things. He was helped by his son, Mykola, who searched for his father's belongings among the rubble and at the same time tried to describe to his father what his office looks like now.
"This wall on the right is destroyed and on left also," Mykola told his father.
Volodymyr Golubenko, who worked at the organization for more than 40 years, said it is a home for many blind people, who come to talk and support each other.
"If you don't even have a job, it's difficult to get a job now, because these events [war] have been going on since last year. At least people come here to chat," he said.