Air raid sirens blare as Kyiv rocked by explosions

STORY: The attacks come as Ukrainian forces are expected to soon launch an offensive with new military equipment, including tanks, from its Western allies after Russian forces made little headway in a winter offensive.

In the central town of Uman, three people were killed and eight wounded when a missile hit an apartment building, setting it ablaze, said Ihor Taburets, head of the military administration in the area.

In the central city of Dnipro a missile struck a house and a child and a young woman were killed, Borys Filatov, mayor of , said on Telegram. Three people were wounded in the strike.

Kyiv was also rocked by explosions and air raid sirens and explosions were reported across the country.