30 September 2023,   20:03
Children die in new missile attack on Kyiv

Two children and an adult died, and more than a dozen people were injured, in a new night-time missile attack on Kyiv, Ukrainian officials say, writes BBC.

Russia has been subjecting the Ukrainian capital to regular aerial attack with missiles and drones.

The latest attacks occurred in the eastern Desnyanskyi and Dniprovskyi districts.

Ukrainian officials said details of the dead and injured were based on preliminary information.

One of the children killed was between 5 and 6 years old, while the other was 12 or 13, the Kyiv city military administration wrote on Telegram. Both were in Desnyanskyi district.

The attack was the fourth this week, and comes after 17 attacks were launched on the Ukrainian capital throughout May - most took place at night, although at least one occurred during the day.