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Russian missiles hit Kyiv, shattering the sense of calm

Kyiv – A barrage of Russian missiles hit the Ukrainian capital early Sunday, hitting unspecified “infrastructure” targets, the mayor of Kyiv said. No one was killed, one person was hospitalized with injuries.

But the attack shook a sense of calm in Kyiv, which had not seen similar attacks since UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ April 28 visit.

The rocket attacks hit the Darnytski and Dniprovski districts of the city, and emergency services have arrived at the scene, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app. Air raid sirens had gone off around the time of the explosions.

A pungent smell of smoke filled the air in the Darnystki district of eastern Kviv, and a column of smoke rose into the sky. Soldiers and police blocked a main road to the site. Smoke rose from the charred and blackened debris of a warehouse-like building.

Elsewhere, Russian forces continued their push into eastern Ukraine, bombarding towns and villages in the Luhansk region with rockets and airstrikes.

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Lugansk Governor Serhiy Haidai said on Telegram that “airstrikes were carried out by Ka-52 helicopters in the Girske and Myrna Dolyna areas, by Su-25 planes – on Ustynivka,” while Lysyhansk was carried out by a missile from the Tochka -U complex was hit.

A total of 13 houses in Girske and five in Lysychansk were damaged. Another airstrike was reported by Mayor Oleksandr Goncharenko in the eastern city of Kramatorsk. No one was killed in the attack, he said, but two city businesses suffered “significant damage.”

On Sunday morning, Ukraine’s General Staff accused Russian forces of using phosphorus munitions in the Kharkiv region and said Moscow continues to conduct missile and air strikes on military and civilian infrastructure, including in Kyiv.

The General Staff said in its morning update that Russian troops used phosphorus ammunition in the area of ​​the village of Cherkaski Tyshky, Kharkiv region. The claim could not be independently verified.

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The update also confirmed strikes in Kyiv that took place in the early hours of Sunday. The statement did not immediately reveal which infrastructure facilities in Kyiv were affected.

The General Staff also said Russian forces are continuing offensive operations in Sievierodonetsk in the eastern Luhansk region, one of two key cities yet to be taken there. The Russians currently control the eastern part of the city, the update said, and are focused on encircling Ukrainian forces in the region and “blocking key logistics routes.”

According to the General Staff, five naval-based Kalibr cruise missiles are deployed in the Black Sea.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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