Residents of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv have told CNN of their panic as the city was shaken by a powerful assault overnight on Tuesday.
Russia conducted a "massive" attack on Kyiv using drones and missiles, killing at least two men aged 26 and 36, and injuring three others, Ukrainian officials said.
Serhii Popko, head of the Kyiv city military administration, wrote on Telegram that "Kyiv had not experienced such a powerful attack since spring."
Lyudmyla Savchuk, 57, school worker
“There was one siren, then another one. We knew something was coming but then I fell asleep. Then something, probably some intuition, woke me up."
"I heard the air defense working. I heard something then saw red strikes light up the sky. Then an explosion."
"The glass in my grandson's room shattered. It got on him so he’s got cuts on him. Paramedics came and cleaned him up."
"It is only by the grace of God that no one was killed and that it is only windows and material damage."
"I have relatives in Moscow and a cousin in Chita (Russia). My cousin says we deserve all this. They don’t believe what is happening here. That we are making this up. We don’t talk to them anymore because of the war."
"What I want to say to Russians is that they need to be human and know that we, Ukrainians, are humans. They keep saying we are Nazis and yet they are the ones who are destroying people's lives."
Yelena Yemelyanova, 69, retired medical worker
“The trees were on fire. There was lot of smoke. Emergency services came very quickly. Shrapnel went through the thick cabinet on my balcony."
“I usually get in line for the older women at the volunteer food station around 4:30 in the morning."
“There were 3 of us, we had coffee. Air sirens were still on so we went back inside."
“So I went into my room. My husband is paralyzed. The balcony was open and I saw the air defenses working. I said to my husband ‘I don’t like that the air defense is coming closer and closer.’ The moment I said it there was an explosion."
“The wave of the blast swung me to the corridor wall. Everything fell from the kitchen cabinets. The front door of the apartment was blown out."
“I think Putin will continue this war. He doesn’t know Ukraine. He thinks if he pushes and pushes he’ll get what he wants. But he doesn’t understand civilized people want to be with civilized people."
“Not this year and not next year but this war will end. There are some minutes you lose hope but it’s just a few minutes then you have a coffee or a tea and think there is no other way but for Ukraine to win.”
Victor Savchuk, 58, pensioner
"The wave was so strong, it knocked open the door. It broke all the windows."
"We first heard the initial explosion, the sirens are not that loud here. Then the debris started falling. "
"We went between the walls in the corridor."
“My grandson was covered in blood because of the debris that fell on him. The paramedics cleaned him up. He is 15 years old."
“I didn’t feel anything. There is nothing to feel, it was just fear."
“My opinion doesn’t change. It’s the same as everyone else's. They are trying to enslave us. Why are they targeting civilians?"
“Of course I am hopeful for the future. We all think about how the war should end. The war needs to end, the sooner the better."
“The sirens go off every day one, two, three times a day. We don’t know what to expect. At night we don’t know what to expect. How could we know the missile would be taken down and the debris would hit here?"