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Russia-Ukraine Conflict | Smoke billows from Kyiv building hit by strike

A series of Russian strikes hit a residential neighbourhood of Ukraine’s capital on March 15, igniting a huge fire and sparking frantic rescue efforts in a 15-story Kyiv apartment building.

March 15, 2022 / 02:18 PM IST
A series of Russian strikes hit a residential neighborhood of Ukraine’s capital on March 15, igniting a huge fire and frantic rescue effort in a 15-story Kyiv apartment building. (Image: AP)
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A series of Russian strikes hit a residential neighbourhood of Ukraine’s capital on March 15, igniting a huge fire and sparking frantic rescue efforts in a 15-story Kyiv apartment building. (Image: AP)
At least one person was killed and others were trapped inside the building, officials said. (Image: AP)
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At least one person was killed and others were trapped inside the building, officials said. (Image: AP)
The Ukrainian military said in a statement that the strikes were artillery strikes. (Image: AP)
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The Ukrainian military said in a statement that the strikes were artillery strikes. (Image: AP)
They hit the Svyatoshynskyi district of western Kyiv, adjacent to the suburb of Irpin that has seen some of the worst battles of the war. (Image: AP)
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They hit the Svyatoshynskyi district of western Kyiv, adjacent to the suburb of Irpin that has seen some of the worst battles of the war. (Image: AP)
Flames shot out of the apartment building as firefighters rescued people from ladders. Smoke choked the air. (Image: AP)
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Flames shot out of the apartment building as firefighters rescued people from ladders. Smoke choked the air. (Image: AP)
A firefighter at the scene confirmed one person died and that several were rescued alive. (Image: AP)
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A firefighter at the scene confirmed one person died and that several were rescued alive. (Image: AP)