Five injured in Russian strikes

 A total of five people were injured in heavy Russian strikes on Ukraine on Thursday, the country's emergency service has confirmed.

Three of these were in Kyiv, and included a 14-year-old girl.

Spokesman Oleksandr Khorunzhy said 10 Ukrainian regions were affected by the strikes, and 28 buildings were damaged.

Ten of these were critical infrastructure facilities, and the rest were private homes.

Mr Khorunzhy said: "As a result of the shelling, three men, one woman and one child were injured."

He added that at least 100 emergency workers were involved in the response to the strikes - and 87 generators are currently in use.

"Currently, our rescuers are still working on the ground," he said.

"They conduct search and rescue operations. Information about the victims throughout Ukraine is being clarified."

It is possible that the number of injured could still rise.