Russian Drones Swarm Kyiv In Display Of Force As Xi Leaves Moscow

Russia launched a swarm of drones into Ukraine overnight, killing at least four people near Kyiv in a display of force as China's President Xi Jinping left Moscow with promises of friendship but little public mention of the war.

Sirens blared across the capital and swathes of northern Ukraine and the military said it had shot down 16 of 21 Iranian-made Shahed suicide drones. Two accommodation blocks and an educational facility in the riverside town of Rzhyshchiv south of the capital had been partially destroyed, the State Emergency Service said on the Telegram messaging app.

Four people were killed there and others were buried under the rubble. More than 100 workers and 28 vehicles were deployed to the scene, and the search for survivors was continuing.