The Ukrainian capital is targeted for strikes on Thursday evening, the first since mid-April. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a gathering of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Time of attack Questions. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Ukraine on Wednesday, continuing his visit to the war-torn country with Russia, where strikes have hit Kyiv.
The capital, liberated by Moscow forces in mid-April, was also bombed during a press conference by Volodymyr Zhelensky and Antonio Guterres. BFMTV.com returns to the surface.
Two strikes in a residential area
The bomber struck shortly after 8:30 p.m.
Our crews, authorized to access the bombed-out building, were able to capture images of a burned-out building where ground debris and the remains of a missile were found. The windows of another building, located next to the first building, exploded in the blast. A large army force was deployed to evacuate the victims of the strike and aid was sent to the scene.
According to our journalists at the scene, an arms factory was not far from the bombed building. The strikes hit the first floors of a new building near the factory.
“There, most likely, it will hit a nearby depot […]A military base nearby, “said Michael Goya, BFMTV’s security adviser.
Many were injured
To the question of our media persons, an adviser to the Home Minister stated the number of 6 persons injured in these blasts. A balance that is currently temporary and of the public here.
“There were people under the rubble, and we separated them and gave them first aid and evacuated them to ambulances,” said Alexander, a Ukrainian regional security member. In front of our camera, he says, “The injured women and children were taken out of the rubble. They were rescued by us.”
“The fire broke out following an enemy shelling of a 25-storey apartment building, the first two of which were partially destroyed,” Ukrainian emergency services said. “According to preliminary data, five people were rescued and ten were injured,” they continued on Facebook.
Antonio Guterres “Safe” but “Shocked”
A UN spokesman said in the evening that the UN delegation and its chairman, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, were “safe.”
“It’s a war zone but it’s shocking that it happened near where we were,” Saviano Abrew wrote to reporters.
Are the strikes aimed at “humiliating” the UN?
“It says a lot about Russia’s real attitude towards international organizations, Russian leaders’ efforts to humiliate the UN and all that the organization stands for,” Volodymyr Zhelensky said in a video posted on his Telegram channel.
Michael Goya, BFMTV’s security adviser, calls for his part not to “over-interpret” these bombings.
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