Two killed in shelling of residential areas in western Kyiv, emergency services say

Two people were killed in shelling of a residential area in western Kyiv early Tuesday morning, according to Ukraine Emergency Services. 

A 16-story apartment building in the Sviatoshynskyi district was significantly damaged by shelling and a subsequent fire.

Two people were found dead at the scene and 46 were rescued from the building, the emergency services said.

A separate strike caused minor damage to a nine-story building in the same district, the emergency services said. 

At least four residential buildings across the Ukrainian capital were hit by strikes early Tuesday, including the two in Sviatoshynskyi, according to the emergency services.

The residential areas in the east, north and west of the city center were hit by shelling within an hour of each other. 

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