Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine in the early hours of Sunday amid a series of Russian missile attacks.
Some of these attacks targeted critical infrastructure, such as the military airfield and training center in Yavoriv, near the Polish border, and the airport in Ivano-Frankivsk.
But other strikes appear to have hit densely populated areas, with the northern city of Chernihiv being hit for the third night in a row.
The head of the Chernihiv region, Vyacheslav Chaus, said on his Telegram channel on Sunday morning that “occupiers launched an airstrike on a high-rise building overnight.”
“Rescuers are working on the spot. According to initial information, one person died, two were rescued.”
Ten fires have been recorded in the city in the past 24 hours and three people have died, Chaus said.
South of Chernihiv, on the main road to Kiev, a mother and her son were reportedly killed in shelling near Brovary.
Football club FC Shakhtar tweeted that Dmytro Yevdochenko, a promising teenage footballer, and his mother, Maryna Yevdochenko, “died as a result of shelling by Russian troops”.
The Ukrainian government is trying to open escape routes for civilians in the settlements around Brovary, which is across the Dnieper River from the capital.
In the eastern Luhansk region – much of which is now occupied by Russian forces – the head of the Luhansk regional administration, Serhiy Haidai, said there had been “massive shelling” of several towns, including Kreminna and Rubizhne, who had prevented buses from leaving with civilians.