Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

According to the CNN team on the ground, explosions were heard in Kyiv on Thursday while air defense systems were activated in the capital region, said Oleksii Kuleba, head of the Kyiv regional military administration.

“After the night attack of self-detonating drones, the enemy is attacking Ukraine from different directions with air and sea-launched cruise missiles from strategic aircraft and ships,” said the Ukrainian Air Force.

Oleksii Kuleba meets with the press in Kyiv on April 16.
Oleksii Kuleba meets with the press in Kyiv on April 16. (Hennadii Minchenko/Ukrinform/NurPhoto/AP)

Air raid sirens also sounded in several cities as officials reported missile attacks and air defense systems were activated.

A series of explosions were also heard Kharkivsaid the city’s mayor Ihor Terekhov, adding that according to preliminary reports, incoming rocket hits were registered.

“Information on what targets were hit and whether there were casualties is still being clarified,” Terekhov said.

in the Mykolayiv In the southern region, five missiles were intercepted over the sea, said the head of the region’s military administration Vitaliy Kim.

Missiles were also registered in central Ukraine Zhytomyr Region and air defense systems have been activated, according to Vitalii Bunechko, head of the regional military administration.

In Poltava Explosions were also heard and air defense systems activated in the region east of the Dnipro River, said Dmytro Lunin, the head of the Poltava regional military administration.

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