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    Russia Targets Kyiv with Ballistic Missiles as Fears Increase of Attacks on Energy Infrastructure

    Russia Targets Kyiv with Ballistic Missiles as Fears Increase of Attacks on Energy Infrastructure

    KYIV, — A Russian missile attack on Ukraine's capital early Monday destroyed several homes and left more than 100 households without electricity.

    The predawn attack on Kyiv came amid warnings that will step up its attacks on the country's energy infrastructure as winter sets in with freezing temperatures.

    A series of loud explosions followed by raid sirens broke the silence in Kyiv just after 4 a.m. as the city was under its nightly curfew.

    Ukraine's said its air defenses intercepted all eight ballistic missiles. However, falling debris from rockets damaged homes on the ground, leaving one person wounded and three others suffering severe shock, officials said.

    AP journalists witnessed some of the destruction in the district of Bortnychi on the southeastern outskirts of Kyiv. A home under construction was ripped apart and nearby buildings were partially damaged, with gaping holes in the roofs and walls.

    Victor Demchenko, the owner of the destroyed house, was clearing debris from his property, next to a crater about five meters (16 feet) deep in the backyard. Demchenko said that he was in another part of the city when he heard the explosions.

    “Then the neighbor called … and said all that is left of the house is a crater,” he said. “I didn't believe him, so I took the car and drove here. Well, you can see it yourself, there is nothing to be found here.”

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