Air-raid sirens heard within the capital within the pre-dawn hours with residents urged to take shelter.
Three explosions have been heard within the centre of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
Mayor Vitali Klitschko stated emergency companies had been dispatched to the Shevchenkivskyi district.
“Particulars later,” he added on his Telegram channel.
Oleksiy Goncharenko, a Ukrainian politician, stated on Twitter he had heard three explosions by 6.30am native time (04:30 GMT).
The air-raid alarm had gone off at 5.55am (03:55 GMT) with residents urged to remain in shelters till the all clear.
“Ukrainians get up not from alarm clocks, however from explosions,” Goncharenko wrote. “Because of neighboring Russia! Good morning!”
Air defence techniques have been activated and “hitting targets” Kyiv Oblast governor Oleksiy Kuleba stated.
The blasts got here as Ukraine calls on its allies to supply it with extra superior air defence techniques to assist it shoot down Russian missiles and drones which have devastated the nation’s power infrastructure and left millions without heating in the bitter cold of winter.
Zelenskyy stated different areas experiencing “very troublesome” circumstances with energy provides included the capital Kyiv and Kyiv area, in addition to 4 areas in western Ukraine and the Dnipropetrovsk area within the centre of the nation.
Reviews on Tuesday stated the USA was finalising plans to send its sophisticated Patriot air defence system to Ukraine.
Based on officers, the US plan could be to ship one Patriot battery. A truck-mounted Patriot battery consists of as much as eight launchers, every of which may maintain 4 missiles.
All the system, which features a phased array radar, a management station, computer systems and mills, usually requires about 90 troopers to function and keep. Nonetheless, solely three troopers are wanted to truly hearth it, in line with the US Military.
Moscow has been hitting Ukraine’s power infrastructure roughly each week since early October because it has been pressured to retreat on some battlefronts in its close to 10 month outdated warfare.
A barrage of missiles last week killed at the least 4 folks and knocked out energy simply as emergency outages following earlier raids have been coming to an finish.