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Ukraine reports Russian missile strikes injured 5 in Kyiv

Rescue workers evacuate a person from a residential building damaged by a Russian missile strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 26, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

According to officials, officials, five people were injured early Sunday morning when Russian missiles targeted a residential building and a daycare in central Kyiv. This was the first such attack on the Ukrainian capital in weeks.

Up to four explosions were heard in the heart of Kyiv. According to emergency services, a fire broke out in a nine-story residential building partially damaged in the attack in the central Shevchenkivskiy area.

"They (the rescuers) have rescued a girl of age seven. She is still alive, and now they are attempting to save her mother, "Kyiv's mayor Vitali Klitschko remarked.

"There are people under the rubble," Klitschko stated over the Telegram messaging service. He noted that some individuals were already hospitalized.

Ihor Klymenko, the chief of police in Ukraine, stated on national television that five persons had been injured.

"Again, the Russians attacked Kiev. A kindergarten and an apartment complex were hit by missiles "The president's chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, stated this.

Russia, which denies targeting civilians and claims it targets military installations, did not immediately respond.

There have been no big strikes against Kyiv since June 5, when a train car maintenance factory was struck on the city's outskirts and April, when a Radio Liberty producer was killed when a strike damaged her apartment building.

Shevchenkivsky is home to several universities, restaurants, and art galleries.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 but abandoned an early assault on Kyiv in the face of robust Western-backed resistance.

Since then, Moscow and its proxies have concentrated on the south and Donbas, an eastern province comprised of Luhansk and its neighbor Donetsk, unleashing overwhelming firepower in some of the most intense ground fighting in Europe since World War II.

Publish : 2022-06-26 17:33:00

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