Kitten gets pulled from Kyiv drone attack rubble and captivates millions

Kyiv, Ukraine - A tiny cat is captivating millions worldwide after being pulled from the rubble of Russia's drone attacks on Ukraine's capital.

A kitten was rescued from the rubble of Russian drone strikes in Kyiv, Ukraine on Monday.
A kitten was rescued from the rubble of Russian drone strikes in Kyiv, Ukraine on Monday.  © REUTERS

The Kyiv kitten has circulated the internet after videos showed the animal being rescued by first responders from a destroyed building. The cat was apparently injured, and swiftly wrapped in a rescue blanket and given first aid.

Twitter users have said the cat is named "Filia."

Kyiv's central residential district was hit by drone on Monday. At least six people were killed and several more were injured, according to official estimates and announcements by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Telegram.

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Attacks were also reported in the Ukrainian regions of Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa.

In the Sumy region, at least three people were killed and nine more injured after missiles hit a civilian target, according to governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyi.

"There are still people buried under the rubble," he said at the time.

Local authorities believe the recent round of drones are courtesy of Russia, and Iranian-made.

Russia has bombarded civilian areas of Ukraine in recent weeks, especially in response to the explosion and partial destruction of the Crimea bridge.

Stories of animals stranded amid fighting in Ukraine have piled up, with animal rescue workers setting up shelters across the border to help safely evacuate furry friends.

Cover photo: REUTERS

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