Officials said that Russia had launched an air strike on Dnipro in the southeastern Ukrainian town of Dnipro overnight. Media reported a number of explosions.
The exact cause of the explosions was not immediately clear, but the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk, the region in which Dnipro is located, thanked the defenders.
We were able to repel the attack thanks to our defence forces. Details will be revealed in due course," said Serhiylysak on Telegram, calling Russian forces "terrorists".
RBC-Ukraine reported that 15 explosions were heard at Dnipro in more than 90 minutes during air raid alerts.
Reuters could not independently verify these reports.
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