During the morning of 17 October 2022, several explosions occurred in the capital Kyiv as a result of Russian drone strikes. Officials stated that “kamikaze” drones were responsible for the blasts, which caused a fire at a building in the central Shevchenkivskyi district. Several nearby residential buildings were also damaged. At least four people were killed in the strikes. Emergency personnel rescued 18 people who were trapped under rubble following the explosions.