According to the military administration of the Ukrainian capital, Russia launched a kamikaze drone attack against Kiev in the early hours of today, Tuesday, July 25.
"On the outskirts of Kiev, air defense systems were put into operation (repelling the attack)," said Sergei Popko, head of the Kyiv administration.
"The air raid alert lasted for 3 hours... All air targets were detected and destroyed near Kiev," he said. "According to current information, there were no casualties or damage in the capital," Popko added.
Russia had warned of retaliatory strikes against Ukraine shortly after two drones struck buildings in Moscow on Monday morning, including one of the country's defense ministry headquarters.
No one was injured in the attack on the Russian capital, but a Ukrainian official warned Russia that more such actions would follow.
Barrage of Vengeful Wounds
What we see unfolding at the moment is a series of retaliations from both camps, the starting point of which was an explosion caused by th e Ukrainian army on the Crimean bridge last Monday.
After that blow, Putin wanted to take revenge by hitting Ukrainian cities. The Ukrainians returned fire, and a week and a half later we were broadcasting non-stop attacks, even in the capitals of both countries.
Anti-Tank Mines at Zaporizhia Station
In other news now, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has spotted "several anti-tank mines" in the gray zone of Ukraine's Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which has been seized by Russian forces. According to the international agency's announcement, these mines do not pose an immediate danger to the plant's nuclear facilities.
"In an inspection on July 23, the International Atomic Energy Agency team saw several mines located in the gray zone between the outer and inner perimeter barriers of the infrastructure," the agency said in a statement on Monday.
Those explosive devices are located in a restricted zone, which is not accessible to personnel responsible for the operation of the plant, the international agency said on Monday, without releasing the number of mines observed.
No mines were observed on the inner perimeter, it was emphasized.
"The existence of such explosives in the facility is not in line with the IAEA's safety protocols in the field of nuclear safety," said the head of the agency, Rafael Grossi.
According to the same position, however, "a detonation of these mines will not affect the safety or security systems of the infrastructure."