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Air raid alerts extended throughout Ukraine


An explosion of a missile is seen in the sky over the city during a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 18, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer

Air raid alerts were declared throughout Ukraine early on Friday, with some areas reporting explosions. Officials said anti-aircraft units were in action in several regions.

Far western regions were initially left out of the warnings but officials later extended them to the entire country.

Ukraine’s military said on Telegram that Russian aircraft were in the air and there was a threat of strikes from hypersonic Kinzhal missiles to all regions.

An earlier military statement said some airborne targets had been downed, but gave no details.

The military said central regions were at risk from drone attacks.

Officials in Kyiv said anti-aircraft units were in operation. Explosions were reported in other cities, including in the central city of Kriviy Rih, without details.

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