Ukrainian officials say air defences downed 15 Russian cruise missiles which were launched overnight against the capital, Kyiv.
According to a senior Kyiv military official Serhiy Popko, no casualties were reported from the attack. He said he believed the missiles had been launched from four bombers flying from the Caspian sea region.
Reports say the new missile attacks came hours before Russia was due to celebrate Victory Day. The 9 May holiday commemorates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two.
Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared the Ukraine war – which he falsely defines as a battle against a neo-Nazi administration to Adolf Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union.
The latest attacks come after Ukraine said Russia launched its biggest drone attack of the war yet on Sunday night.