“Around five” people are dead after four apparent Russian strikes hit Ukraine’s capital Kyiv Monday morning, according to a Ukrainian official.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs, also noted that 12 people were injured in the attacks.
“All of them are civilians who were driving or walking in the center of Kyiv,” Gerashchenko wrote on Twitter.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has confirmed that strikes hit the Shevchenkivskyi and Solomianskyi districts of the city and advised residents to take shelter. CNN's teams on the ground have heard at least four explosions on Monday morning.