British tank arrivals and 2 dead in Russian strikes. Here are the latest headlines

Cnn staff

It’s past midnight in Kyiv, where multiple explosions were reported. They were initially heard in Obolon and Sviatoshynskyi residential districts Monday night, according to Vitaliy Klitschko, the city’s mayor.

“Preliminarily, there are no casualties,” he said.

The city’s air raid sirens were activated ahead of the explosions, the Kyiv region military administration said on Telegram.

“The danger in the adjacent region to the capital city remains! Air defense forces are on the alert,” the post from the Kyiv region military administration read.

Here are the latest developments:

  • British tanks arrive in Ukraine: Ukraine has received its first British main battle tanks, along with other donated Western-made armored vehicles, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov announced Monday. “Today, I had the honor to test the newest addition to our armored units together with the commander of the Airborne Forces, Major General Maksym ‘Mike’ Myrhorodskyi, and our paratroopers,” Reznikov said in a Facebook post.
  • Zelensky visits Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions and meetings with UN nuclear agency chief: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday visited the region of Zaporizhzhia, which remains partially occupied by Russia. He stopped by a military hospital and met with Rafael Grossi, the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and members of the military. Zelensky also accused Russia of nuclear blackmail over its control of one of Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plants (NPP).
  • Wagner chief visits Bakhmut again as heavy fighting continues in city’s central districts: The head of Russia’s Wagner private military company, Yevgeny Prigozhin, paid another visit to the front lines inside the eastern city of Bakhmut, according to video geolocated by CNN. The video was uploaded Monday and was filmed by Russian journalist Alexander Simonov. It’s unclear exactly when it was shot.
  • Two people were killed and several injured in Russian strike in Sloviansk: Ukrainian authorities have concluded search and rescue operations on the site of Russian missile strikes in Sloviansk, Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk region military administration, told national broadcasters on Monday. At least two people were killed and 32 were injured in the strike on the eastern city in the Donetsk region.
  • Belarus opposition leader says Russia’s nuclear weapons decision “violates international security”: Russia’s decision to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus “aims to subjugate Belarus and violates its constitution,” said Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in an interview with CNN’s Jim Sciutto on Monday. Germany also described Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear weapons decision as “irresponsible“ and “escalatory.” German Foreign Office spokesperson Andrea Sasse said the announcement was a “further attempt at nuclear intimidation from Russia.”

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