An apparent Russian airstrike hit Kiev’s main television tower in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday, interrupting some state broadcasts but leaving the structure intact.
After an explosion sounded in the city and smoke was seen in Babi Yar district, the Interior Ministry said equipment had been damaged and “chains will not work for a while.” time”.
A photograph released by the Interior Ministry showed a thick cloud of smoke billowing from part of the tower, but AFP journalists who saw the scene were able to see it still standing.
The Home Office said backup systems would be put into operation to restore programming.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson said that Moscow forces would strike the technological infrastructure in Kyiv “to suppress information attacks against Russia”.
But the objectives he cited — the SBU Security Service and the Army Psychological Operations Unit — did not include the civilian-run television tower in the capital.