Mysterious Flash Lights up Kiev’s Skies
© Photo : Social media screenshotMysterious flash lights up Kiev’s skies
© Photo : Social media screenshot
Local authorities blamed the event on a defunct NASA satellite, however, the American space agency denied the claims.
On Wednesday, the head of the Kiev city (Ukraine) military administration, Serhiy Popko, said that the flash in the sky over Kiev was the result of a NASA space satellite falling to Earth.
A bright flash of unknown origin was seen in the sky late Wednesday over Kiev and the region, as local media reported explosions in the sky and published a video of the fall of a luminous object.
A few minutes after reports of "UFOs," an air raid alert was declared in the region.
The head of the office of President Vladimir Zelensky, Andriy Yermak, said that the mysterious flash in the sky over Kiev was the result of the work of Ukrainian air defense, but soon deleted the message.
Following the reports that NASA’s satellite fell in Ukraine, Rob Margetta, NASA’s public affairs officer, told Sputnik that the agency’s RHESSI satellite remains in orbit, and that no other objects reentered the atmosphere.