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    An explosion of a drone is seen in the sky over the city during a Russian drone strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 4, 2023. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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    Ukranians appeared into cheers, applause and fist-bumps after drones were shot down above mainKyiv

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    Footage emerged this night of a minimum of 2 drones overlooking Maidan, the city’s main square.

    City authorities had previously sounded the air alarm and the surrounding location in the middle of unproven claims of Russian drones above. Officials have actually not discussed the origin of the drone.

    But the city’s defence system downed the drones, with substantial cheers filling the city after residents had actually run for cover throughout the attack, reporters on the ground stated.

    ‘Some Ukrainians ran for cover during the drone attack,’ tweeted Christopher Miller, a reporter for the FinancialTimes

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    The particles triggered a fire in a close-by district, city authorities stated (Picture: Reuters)
    Witnesses state they heard the drone zipping over Kyiv while encountering shelters (Picture: AFP)
    No one has actually been hurt (Picture: Reuters)

    Some individuals stood outside enjoying and recording the craft, Miller stated.

    ‘Several videos filmed by Ukrainians look and sound like this, with celebrations as the drone is downed,’ he included.

    Lesia Vasylenko, a Ukranian MP, stated: ‘Explosions louder than ever this time inKyiv Drones getting shot down right in downtown.

    ‘Not a pleasant soundtrack and not one I heard in a while.’

    ‘Flew over right over my house, the metro station where people were sheltering, finally shot down over central shopping centre,’ she included.

    The drone’s particles plunged into the Solomianskyi district, firing up a fire in a non-residential structure, The Kyiv Independent reported.

    Kyiv mayor Vitalii Klitschko said the blaze tore through a four-storey building by a railroad station but it has now been contained.

    There have been no reports of any casualties.

    The Kyiv City Military Administration chief Serhii Popko said on Telegram: ‘During the last air alert, an unmanned aerial vehicle was recorded over Kyiv.

    ‘The object was shot down by anti-aircraft defence forces and means.

    People run as a drone flies in the sky over the city during a Russian drone strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 4, 2023. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

    Kyiv residents ran for cover as the drones flew overheard (Picture: Reuters)

    ‘There is no information about victims or destruction of the housing stock or infrastructure. The information is being clarified.’

    Barrages of Russian drones and missiles and the sound of explosions and antiaircraft gunfire shook Kyiv earlier today after both Russia and Ukraine blamed one another for explosions above the Kremlin.

    The explosions, the Kremlin said, were an unsuccessful ‘attempt on the life of’ President Vladimir Putin in what would be an audacious move in the heart of Moscow a year into the bloody conflict.

    Russia has not released any evidence to show Ukraine was behind the explosions that blared above Putin’s residence.

    Kyiv has vehemently denied this, accusing Russia of fabricating the incident ahead of its imminent counteroffensive.

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