Russian missiles struck multiple targets in central Kiev on Monday morning, Mayor Vitaly Klitschko wrote on his Telegram channel. He urged residents to seek shelter and avoid traveling to the capital.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the interior minister, said that a missile struck Vladimirskaya Street, where the main office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is based.
Gerashchenko shared videos on Telegram showing clouds of smoke rising above the skyline, and said that several civilian vehicles were destroyed.
The adviser added that subway service has been partially suspended in Kiev, and all underground stations are now serving as shelters.
Gerashchenko later said that five civilians were killed and 12 injured in the capital.
Strikes were also reported in the eastern city of Dnepr, and explosions in Lviv, western Ukraine.
In a post on his Telegram channel, President Vladimir Zelensky confirmed that there had been missile strikes across Ukraine. “Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded,” he wrote.