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Blasts Rock Kyiv After Putin Accuses Ukraine of Crimea Bridge Attack ‘Terrorism’

Multiple explosions rocked Kyiv on Monday, shattering months of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital.

At least 8 people were killed and 24 others injured after Russian missile attacks hit the city, Ukrainian officials said.

NBC News has not verified the claims.

The blasts came hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of “terrorism” after the bridge connecting Russia and annexed Crimea was severely damaged in a huge explosion that dealt a strategic and symbolic blow to the Kremlin.

After Putin’s comments Sunday, Ukraine was braced for retaliation that appeared to arrive early Monday.

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