"This attack is another proof of the genocide that Russia is committing against the Ukrainian people. And evidence that Russia needs Ukraine without Ukrainians. The aggressor needs territory. Without its inhabitants. We see that strikes are inflicted on civilian and infrastructure facilities. The barbarians are killing Ukrainians, and they also want to leave us without heat and without electricity," Klitschko stressed.
He noted that, according to preliminary estimates, a residential building in the Shevchenko district, which was hit by a drone, is no longer subject to reconstruction. The city provides residents with medical and psychological assistance.
"People have lost their homes, left homeless. We are ready to provide those who need temporary shelter in hotels and dormitories. Financial assistance will also be provided to the victims. And in the future we will resolve the issue of subsequent resettlement of the victims," the mayor of the capital of Ukraine said.
On the morning of October 17, a week after the massive shelling of Ukraine on October 10, Russia launched a new attack on the capital. In addition, Dnipropetrovsk, Sumy, Odessa regions and Zaporizhya were under the blows of the Russian Federation at night and in the morning of October 17. According to Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the invaders attacked the energy infrastructure in three regions. Five drone strikes were recorded in the capital, energy facilities and a residential building were damaged.
Klitschko showed a fragment of the Iranian kamikaze drone, with which the Russians attacked the capital on the morning of October 17. The inscription "Geran-2" is visible on the drone (this is how the Russian Federation marks Shahed-136 drones purchased from Iran). In total, according to Klitschko, the invaders launched 28 drones in Kyiv, most of which were shot down by air defense. While it is known about four dead, among the victims is a married couple who were expecting a child.