Kiev’s military administration chief Serhiy Popko said on Telegram that the rockets were fired “in groups” at the capital at dawn. Preliminary reports indicate there were no injuries or damage, Popko wrote. The city’s air defenses hit “about a dozen” rockets. “The enemy is continuing its massive rocket terror against Ukraine,” Popko continued. “He is not giving up his goal of destroying Kiev at any cost.”

The governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kosytskyi, reported rocket attacks on the district around the city of Stryi, south of Lviv. According to Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy, about 20 missiles and seven Iranian-made Shahed drones were fired into the region, targeting critical infrastructure.

An air alert had previously been declared throughout Ukraine warning of Russian Tu-95MS fighter jets launching missiles. The alarm was lifted about two hours later. At the end of December, Russia used Tu-95MS fighter jets to launch a wave of attacks on Kiev and other Ukrainian cities. At that time, 39 people were killed.

According to the Ukrainian Air Force, Russia sent a total of 29 cruise missiles and 28 drones to Ukraine overnight. 18 cruise missiles and 25 drones were shot down.

Russia has increased its air strikes in recent days. On Friday it attacked the Ukrainian energy infrastructure with massive missile and drone attacks. The US ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, said about the third night of bombings in a row on the online service

According to Polish information, the airspace of the neighboring NATO member country was briefly violated during the Russian attacks on western Ukraine. As the Polish army announced at All air defense systems have been activated, said Polish Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz.

According to a statement from the operational command of the Polish Armed Forces (RSZ), the object “flyed in Polish airspace at the height of the village of Oserdow near the border and remained there for 39 seconds.”

According to the army, the missile flew at a speed of almost 800 kilometers per hour at an altitude of 400 meters. Accordingly, it penetrated up to two kilometers into Polish territory.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian army says it destroyed, among other things, two Russian ships in an attack on the port city of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia. The Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to “hit the landing ships Yamal and Azov as well as a communications center and other infrastructure of the Russian Black Sea Fleet,” the communications center of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said on Sunday.

The Moscow-appointed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvoshayev, spoke of the “most massive attack in recent times.” A 65-year-old was killed and four other people were injured. He did not mention any damage to Russian warships.

Russia annexed Crimea, located on the Black Sea, in 2014. The port city of Sevastopol in the south of the peninsula is home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet and has been a regular target of Ukrainian attacks since the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine began two years ago.

According to information from Moscow, the Russian army captured another village in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. Russian forces have “liberated the village of Krasnoye” near the cities of Bakhmut and Chasiv Yar, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday, using the old Russian name for the Ukrainian town of Ivanivske. Russian forces have captured a number of locations in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks, while the Ukrainian army says it is suffering from a shortage of personnel and ammunition.

At the end of February, Ukraine reported heavy fighting in the eastern Donetsk region. Russian soldiers would try to advance towards Chasiv Yar, a strategically important location since Bakhmut was captured by the Russian army in May 2023. If the Russian forces also succeed in conquering Chasiv Yar, they could expand their attacks on the Kiev-controlled city of Kramatorsk in Donbass.