Russian Missiles Hit Kyiv as G7 summit begins in Germany

News Source: CNN

Russia on Sunday attacked the Ukrainian capital Kyiv with a series of rocket attacks as leaders of the G7 countries gathered in Germany for the first day of their annual summit.

One person was killed and at least six injured in a Russian rocket attack on a residential building in Kyiv. The city's deputy mayor said aal 4 of the injured were hospitalized and resure team search and rescue operations continued.

Bondarenko also said that a kindergarten was hit by the rocket attack but no one was injured, and a video from Ukraine's Interior Ministry showed a large rocket crater in the kindergarten's courtyard.

Two hours after the attack, a huge plume of smoke was still billowing from the building, with nearly all the top-story windows smashed and the floor littered with debris and bent metal.

Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yurii Ihnat said that "strategic bombers" were used to attack the capital, firing "four to six missiles". He added that Russia used long-range Tu22M3 bombers from Belarusian airspace in a Ukrainian airstrike for the first time on Saturday.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram that there were multiple explosions in the city's Shevchenkivskyi district and search and rescue operations were launched after a fire broke out when a residential building was hit by a rocket. .

“People are trapped under the rubble. Some residents were evacuated, two victims were hospitalized. Rescue teams are on the ground and continuously doing work," he said.

Speaking to CNN on the website, Klitschko said Russia's war on Ukraine was "meaningless" and thousands of civilians had been killed, adding, "We must do everything we can to end this war."

The State Rescue Service of Ukraine said the fire was caused by "enemy shelling" and occurred in an area of "300 square meters in "a 9-story residential building with partial destruction of the 7th, 9th and 9th floors".

The same neighborhood was hit by a rocket attack in early May and was also attacked in March.

Vadym Denysenko, adviser to the Interior Minister, told Ukrainian TV that “there are a number of military infrastructures in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the Ukrainian capital. That's why the Russians are bombing this play."

US President Joe Biden called Sunday's attack "more [Russian] barbarism." When asked whether the attacks were a deliberate provocation at the G7 summit, he declined to answer.

News Source: CNN