Kyiv: Advisor to the Interior Minister of Ukraine Anton Herashchenko confirmed that Ukrainian forces shot down an enemy aircraft over the capital which then crashed into a residential building and set it on fire.
However, the authorities could not confirm whether the aircraft was carrying anyone or not.
They did confirm that eight people were injured when the object crashed into the building.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the capital had come under missile attack.
In a tweet, the foreign minister compared the attacks by Russia on Kyiv to those done by Nazi Germany.
Horrific Russian rocket strikes on Kyiv. Last time our capital experienced anything like this was in 1941 when it was attacked by Nazi Germany. Ukraine defeated that evil and will defeat this one. Stop Putin. Isolate Russia. Severe all ties. Kick Russia out of everywhete.
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) February 25, 2022
Sirens started blaring early on Friday, which Herashchenko said were sounds of the air defence of Ukraine firing at Russian aircraft and missiles.
Authorities said intense fighting was underway on Friday morning in the city of Sumy in the country’s northeast, while a border post in the southeastern Zaporizhzhya region had been hit by missiles, causing deaths and injuries among border guards.