A Russian drone was shot down over Kiev


4. 5. 2023, 21.49

Updated: 4 May 2023, 22.04

Air raid alarms sounded in and around Kiev this evening. According to residents, explosions and gunfire were heard in the city center. Military authorities in the city urged people to remain calm and go to shelters. Authorities later announced that the drone had been shot down.

The explosions reverberated for about 15 to 20 minutes in Kiev, which had already been the target of drone attacks at night. People saw a drone in the air, which the Ukrainian air defense tried to shoot down, and then reported black smoke in the air. Meanwhile, the military administration in the capital announced that “air defense is at work”. After about 20 minutes, they announced the end of the air raid. “Enemy drone shot down,” the head of the Ukrainian president’s office announced Andrij Jermak.


Prefect of Kyiv Vitalij Klitschko reported on “explosions and fire in the Solomjanski district of the capital”. Soon after, he said, firefighters contained the fire that broke out in the four-story building.

The Ukrainian capital and several other regions were already rocked by Russian attacks with Iranian-made drones at night. According to Ukrainian forces, Russia launched approximately 24 drones at Ukraine, 18 of which were shot down by Ukrainian air defenses. There were no reports of fatalities or major material damage.


Source: Svet24.si by novice.svet24.si.

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