The bomber struck shortly after noon in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine

KYIV, June 5 (Reuters) – Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said on Sunday morning several bombings had rocked Kiev, with the first attack on the Ukrainian capital in weeks slowly beginning to return to normal in the city and its suburbs.

“Several eruptions in the capital’s Dornitsky and Dniprovsky districts,” Klitschko wrote in the Telegram news app. “Services are already working on the site.”

Reuters witnesses found smoking in Kiev long after the explosions.

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At least one person was hospitalized, but no deaths were reported until early Sunday morning, Klitschko said.

The mayor of the historic city of Provery, about 20 km (12 miles) from the center of Kiev, urged people to stay indoors after receiving complaints about the smell of smoke leaking out.

Despite Russian attacks on Ukraine and widespread destruction, life in Kiev has been relatively offensive in recent weeks, with Moscow turning its military attention to the east and south.

Air strike sirens will continue to disrupt the life of the capital, but there have been no major strikes on the city for several weeks.

Kiev’s Tornitsky district on the left bank of the Dniebro River stretches from the city’s suburbs to the river bank, while the Dnibrovsky district north of the city is located across the river.

Oleksandr Konsarenko, mayor of the village of Gramadorsk in the eastern Donetsk region, announced overnight strikes on the city, causing widespread damage, but no casualties.

On Saturday, Ukrainian officials said in a counter-attack against Russia that the country’s troops had recaptured the war-torn city of Siverodonetsk. read more

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Written by Lydia Kelly; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan and William Mallard

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