War in Ukraine, new attacks are reported in the capital Kyiv
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War in Ukraine, new attacks are reported in the capital Kyiv

New attacks have been reported in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The head of the wider region said critical infrastructure and residential buildings had been hit.

Earlier, an air raid alert was issued across Ukraine amid reports of explosions in a number of locations.

In recent weeks, Russia has stepped up its attacks on Ukraine’s energy grids after suffering a series of setbacks on the battlefield in the war.

Shortly before reports of explosions in Kiev, officials said southern Ukraine was under renewed attack. The governor of the Mykolaiv region warned of “many rockets” coming from the south and east.

In the nearby region of Zaporizhzhia, a newborn baby was killed when a rocket hit a maternity unit, emergency services said. Russia was blamed for that attack but has yet to comment on any of Wednesday’s alleged attacks.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Lviv in western Ukraine urged people to stay in shelters.