Rocket Attack on TV Tower in Kyiv
A Russian attack has hit the television tower in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. The Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior reports this. In addition, a Russian attack hit the tower’s equipment, the ministry said.
“The transmitters will not work for a certain time,” the ministry said in a message on Facebook. However, backup systems must make broadcasting possible again.
Videos and photos of a tower hit by an explosion can be seen on Twitter. The tower is still standing. According to the Unian agency, two rockets have hit the television tower.
The tower is in the same neighbourhood as the site of Babi Yar, a ravine where the Nazis killed more than 30,000 Jews in two days in 1941. The place is still an important memorial site today.
Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, calls the situation “threatening”. “The enemy wants to conquer the heart of our country. But we will fight and not give up on Kyiv,” Klitschko told Telegram. However, he warns against panic and false information at the same time.
The Russian army had previously warned it would attack the Ukrainian security services infrastructure in the Ukrainian capital. According to the ministry, the troops would hit the source of “information attacks”. Residents living near such infrastructure were advised to leave their homes.