Fire, smoke in immediate aftermath of blasts in Kyiv

STORY: Video obtained by Reuters showed the immediate aftermath of the blast, with fire blazing inside the building struck and debris on the streets.

Emergency service and the army were on site of the blast shortly after.

Kyiv has enjoyed relative calm since Russian invasion forces failed to capture it in the face of stiff Ukrainian resistance and withdrew several weeks ago, but remains vulnerable to longer-range Russian heavy weaponry.

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