The Air Force of Ukraine announced a while ago that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was shot down this evening in Kiev was its own and lost control due to a suspected technical failure.

In particular, the announcement states that it is a Bayraktar TB2, which was performing a scheduled flight in the Kyiv region. “It’s probably a technical fault, which is being investigated,” he stressed about the loss of control that led to the decision to shoot it down.

Earlier, the Reuters agency reported that the chief of staff of the Ukrainian president, Andriy Yermak, spoke in a post on Telegram about shooting down an “enemy drone” in Kiev.

For his part, Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said in a Telegram post that debris from the drone was scattered in the Solomyansky district (west). Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out a fire that broke out in a four-story building, he added.

So far there are no reports of casualties or injuries.