Kiev warns of more bombing Sunday and Monday in several regions of the country

Members of Ukraine’s national security council on Friday warned residents of an increased risk of bombing on Sunday and Monday, coinciding with Russia’s Victory Day celebrations.

A Facebook post on the page of the Center for Combating Disinformation, which is part of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, urged Ukrainians not to ignore air strike sirens.

“As Russian troops cannot boast of any significant achievements on the front until Victory Day, the risk of bombing Ukrainian cities these days is increasing,” the post reads.

On Friday, the mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, announced that the authorities would not extend the curfew in the Ukrainian capital, already introduced, but that street patrols would be reinforced.

Moscow commemorates the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9.

Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24 that has killed more than 3,000 civilians, according to the UN, which warns that the real number is likely to be much higher.

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