At least four people have been killed near Kyiv after a swarm of drones flew into Ukraine in a show of force as China’s President Xi Jinping left Moscow.
Russian drones swarm Kyiv as Xi leaves Moscow
A swarm of Russian drones were launched into Ukraine overnight, killing at least four people near Kyiv in a display of force as China’s President Xi Jinping left Moscow with promises of friendship.
Sirens blared across the capital and swathes of northern Ukraine, and the military said it shot down 16 of 21 Iranian-made Shahed suicide drones.
Two accommodation blocks and an educational facility in the riverside town of Rzhyshchiv south of the capital were partially destroyed, the State Emergency Service said on the Telegram messaging app on Wednesday.
Four people were killed there and others buried under the rubble. More than 100 workers and 28 vehicles were deployed to the scene, and the search for survivors is continuing.