Series of loud blasts have rocked capital city of Kyiv on early Monday morning, a day following Moscow accused Ukraine for a deadly blast on a bridge which links Crimea to Russia.
The explosions took place across Kyiv at around 8:15 AM and several reports have mentioned that numerous ambulances were rushing towards the spot of the blasts.
Meanwhile, mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko stated on social media that, “multiple explosions in the Shevchenkivskyi district-in the center of the capital.”
Videos posted on the social media are showing huge black smoke rising above several regions in the city.
The last strike by Russia on Kyiv took place on June 26.
The explosions came a day following Moscow accused Ukraine for an explosion on a bridge linking Crimea to Russia, leaving three people dead.
“The authors, perpetrators and sponsors are the Ukrainian secret services,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said of Saturday’s Crimea bridge bombing, which he described as a “terrorist act.”
Putin was speaking during a meeting with the head of the investigation committee he has set up to look into the bombing, Russian news agencies reported.
The Russian leader is gearing up for a meeting with his Security Council later Monday, the Kremlin told local news agencies.
“Tomorrow the president has a planned meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
The blast that hit the bridge sparked celebrations from Ukrainians and others on social media.
But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his nightly address on Saturday, did not directly mention the incident, and officials in Kyiv have made no direct claim of responsibility.
On Saturday, Russia said some road and rail traffic had resumed over the strategic link, a symbol of the Kremlin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.