Mayor Kyiv describes the situation as “difficult but under control”

Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko speaks with journalists on February 2, 2022, when opening the first Ukrainian territorial defense force recruitment center in central Kyiv, Ukraine. (Gleb Garanich / Reuters)

Lviv, Ukraine-The situation in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is “difficult but under control,” Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Thursday.

Klitschko said there were no casualties overnight and the nighttime explosion was a Ukrainian air defense shot down a Russian missile. He said on Wednesday the location of the heating system damaged by the Russian bombardment would be repaired during the day.