1 killed, 7 injured including 7-year-old in Russia’s attack on Kyiv: Mayor

A seven-year-old child was among the six people who were injured by Russia’s early Sunday morning attacks on Kyiv, according to the mayor of the Ukrainian capital.

The mayor of Kyiv, Vitaly Klitschko, mentioned in the statement, “A body was discovered. Six residents were injured. 4 of them were admitted to the hospital, including a seven-year-old girl.”

The initial toll mentioned that two people were injured in the attacks, Russia’s first strikes on the city in nearly three weeks.
Moreover, four explosions were heard at about 6:30 am (0330 GMT), half an hour after air raid sirens were sounded in the capital, which has not come under Russian bombardment for near of three weeks.

“Several explosions in the Shevchenkivsky district,” Klitschko highlighted on Telegram.

“Ambulances, as well as rescuers, are on site. In two buildings, the rescue & evacuation of residents are underway,” he added to the statement.

Klitschko visited where the incident occurred and later said that “there are people under the rubble”.

Klitschko said it was a Russian missile strike intended to “intimidate Ukrainians” ahead of a NATO summit in Madrid from June 28-30.

A nine-story building caught fire due to enemy bombardment, the state emergency service said on Telegram.

According to an AFP crew, the building’s stairway was entirely damaged, and the fire affected the top three levels.

The impacted residential neighbourhood, which the police blocked off, was filled with thick smoke.

A coworker from a news agency who lived in the same apartment building before the blasts heard a loud buzz that sounded like a missile attack.

Oleksiy Goncharenko, a Ukrainian lawmaker, said on Telegram that Russia fired 14 missiles on Sunday morning against Kyiv and the surrounding area.

Regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba said on Telegram that “the enemy had struck the capital”.

Furthermore, “A missile was shot down in the Kyiv region, the debris fell on a village”, he added.

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