By Matthew Roscoe • 21 March 2022 • 11:44
Curfew announced in Kyiv after devastating bomb strike leaves multiple dead. Credit: @ronzheimer/ Twitter
A NEW curfew has been announced in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv after a devastating Russian bomb strike on Sunday, March 20 left multiple people dead.
According to local reports on Monday, March 21, Russian attacks overnight killed at least eight people after a shopping centre was attacked. Six residential buildings, two schools and two nurseries near the shopping centre were also damaged.
Former heavyweight boxing champion and Kyiv city mayor, Vitali Klitschko posted on Telegram on March 21: “The enemy continues to attack the capital.
“At night, rescuers put out a fire in the Podolsk district for a long time.
“Whereas a result of shelling the shopping centre burned down, 6 apartment houses were damaged. Three of them are unfit for life.
“Eight people died.”
Klitschko later announced that a new curfew would be introduced in Kyiv from 8 pm local time until 7 am on March 23.
“Shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, establishments will not be open tomorrow.
“I ask everyone to stay at home or in shelters when the sirens sound,” he added.
Several curfews have already been observed in the capital, which Russian troops are still trying to encircle. The last curfew lasted 35 hours last week, from Tuesday, March 15 to Thursday, March 17.
“Because of the fires, after airstrikes in the capital and the region, there is air pollution,” Klitschko said, calling on residents not to open windows and to wear an FFP2 mask when going out to protect their lungs.
The Ukrainian capital has already been emptied of at least half of its 3.5 million inhabitants since the Russian invasion began on February 24, as reported by Sky News.
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