Early on 16 May 2023, the Russian military launched a barrage of missiles and explosives-laden drones toward the capital Kyiv. Ukrainian officials claim the air defense system in Kyiv intercepted all 18 projectiles fired at the city. Debris from the destroyed missiles and drones fell into several areas of Kyiv, including the hard-hit Solomyansky district, setting fire to a building and several vehicles. At least three people were injured in the attack. The Ukrainian government stated that the latest attack represents the highest number of missiles and drones fired at Kyiv on a single occasion. The Russian military has recently increased the frequency of its aerial attacks targeting Kyiv and central Ukraine amid anticipation of a Ukrainian counteroffensive.