Air-raid warning issued in Kyiv and several Ukrainian oblasts: air defence likely active

Air-raid warnings were issued in Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast, as well as in Chernihiv and Poltava oblasts, on the evening of Sunday, 26 February.

Source:, Ukraine’s national air-raid alert system; Ukrainska Pravda

Details: Ukrainska Pravda journalists reported hearing an explosion, which resembled the sound of an air defence system at work, in Kyiv.

As of 23:35, air-raid warnings were issued in the three Ukrainian oblasts mentioned above, and in parts of Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad oblasts. The warning is also in place in Luhansk Oblast and in Russian-occupied Crimea.

Later the Kyiv Oblast Military Administration reported that Russian air targets were spotted over the oblast.

Air-raid warnings were also issued in Zhytomyr, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts.

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