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Russia attacks Kyiv for the first time in more than a month

Russian missiles struck Kyiv on Sunday for first time in more than a month — with considered one of the weapons flying “critically low” over a nuclear-power plant, Ukraine mentioned.

“The Russians still do not understand that even the slightest fragment of a rocket that enters a working power unit can cause a nuclear catastrophe,” wrote Energoatom, Ukraine’s state nuclear-power company, in a assertion Sunday on Telegram. 

Ukraine’s navy mentioned it was capable of shoot down considered one of the missiles round 6 a.m. native time and that at the very least one particular person was hospitalized from the attacks on its railway infrastructure.

The Kremlin mentioned it destroyed Ukrainian tanks and different armored automobiles that have been being hidden at a railway restore website.

A Ukrainian railway official acknowledged the attacks destroyed the jap Kyiv facility, however mentioned no navy automobiles have been at the website.

Initial studies present Moscow launched the missiles from the Caspian Sea, in line with Ukraine’s Air Force.

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A person seems out at the smoke billowing from a constructing on June 5 after Russia’s attacks on Ukraine proceed.
Smoke rising from building
The assault by Russian navy in Kyiv is the first to happen in weeks.
Valentyn Ogirenko/REUTERS

The assault, the first in weeks on Kyiv, put an finish to a considerably return-to-normal in Kyiv, the place Russian troops largely fled as a part of their new technique to give attention to the Donbas area. 

In the wake of the strikes, presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak mentioned the West nonetheless should do more to halt Russia’s offensive. 

“The Kremlin resorts to new insidious attacks. Today’s missile strikes at Kyiv have only one goal – kill as many as possible,” Podolyak tweeted.

Smoke rises from a building in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 5 after a missile strike by Russian military.
Smoke rises from a constructing in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 5 after a missile strike by Russian navy.
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Fighting continues to be raging in the jap a part of the nation, and Ukraine officers mentioned Saturday they’ve been capable of retake a few of the bombarded metropolis of Sievierodonetsk, which turned a latest strategic goal of Russia’s. 

But the Kremlin claims that the Ukrainians are retreating to Sievierodonetsk’s sister metropolis of Lysychansk after struggling “critical losses” in the battle for the metropolis’s management. 

Meanwhile, Bridget Brink, the US ambassador to Ukraine, said Saturday that she joined Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska to mourn the 261 Ukrainian kids who’ve been killed in Russian attacks, which she known as “barbaric and unconscionable.”

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