Russian missile Rock Kieu where G7 leaders gather in Europe


Ukrainian Kieu / Pokrovsk —Russian missiles struck an apartment and kindergarten in Kieu, the capital of Ukraine, on Sunday, and world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss further sanctions against Moscow.

In the first such city attack in a few weeks, up to four explosions struck the center of Kieu early on.

“The Russians attacked Kyiv again. The missiles damaged apartment buildings and kindergartens,” said Andrey Jermac, head of the presidential administration.

A Reuters photographer saw a large explosion crater near a kindergarten playground that broke a window.

Deputy Mayor Mykola Povoroznyk said one person was killed and six were injured. He said the explosion was later heard elsewhere if Kyiv was an air defense that would destroy more incoming missiles.

Russia has stepped up air strikes on Ukraine this weekend. Ukraine has also seen strategic eastern cities collapse into pro-Russian troops.

“It’s more of their savagery,” Biden said on a missile strike to Kyiv as a rich democratic leader of the Group of Seven (G-7) gathered for a summit in Germany. Mentioned and said.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said G-7 countries should respond to recent missile attacks by imposing further sanctions on Russia and providing Ukraine with more heavy weapons.

When Europe’s largest land conflict since World War II entered its fifth month, the Western alliance supporting Kyiv showed signs of tension as leaders worried about rising economic costs. I was starting.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the West needed to maintain a united front against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The price of retreat, Putin’s success, most of Ukraine’s hacking, the price of continuing his conquest program, the price will be much higher,” he told reporters.

Missile attacks Central City

Kyiv’s life returned to normal after fierce resistance blocked Russia’s advance in the early stages of the war, but air raid sirens were ringing regularly throughout the city.

Since early June, there have been no major strikes against Kyiv.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko said in a Telegram messaging app that some people were trapped in the rubble of a nine-story apartment after a strike on Sunday.

“They pulled out a seven-year-old girl,” Klitschko said. “She is alive. Now they are trying to save her mother.”

A Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson said the strike took place with four to six long-range missiles launched from Russian bombers more than 1,000 km (621 miles) away in the Astrakhan region of southern Russia.

Russian missiles attacked the central city of Chelcasy, which was previously largely unaffected by the bombardment, killing one and injuring five, according to local officials.

Ukraine’s presidential adviser, Oleksiy Aresevich, said the attack also hit a strategic bridge between western Ukraine and the eastern battlefield. “They are trying to limit the eastern movement of our reserves and western weapons,” he said in a message to Reuters.

The Russian Defense Ministry said it used precision weapons to attack Ukrainian military training centers in the Chernihiv, Zhytomyr and Lviv regions. This is a clear reference to the attack reported by Ukraine on Saturday. There were no immediate comments on Sunday’s strike against Kyiv or Cherkasy.

Russia has denied targeting civilians, but Ukraine and the West have accused Russian troops of war crimes in a war that killed thousands, fled millions from Ukraine, and destroyed cities. is doing.

Eastern battlefield

After the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops, the eastern battlefield city of Severodonetsk fell to pro-Russian troops on Saturday, saying that after months of fierce fighting, the abandoned city had no defense.

It was a major defeat for Kyiv as Moscow sought to maintain control of the two eastern states of Luhansk and Donetsk, which formed the Donbas region, which demanded that Kyiv be ceded to separatists.

RIA agencies quoted pro-Russian separatist officials as saying that separatist forces had evacuated more than 250 people, including children, from the Azot chemical plant in Sieviero Donetsk on Sunday. The industrial area around the factory was the last part of Severodonetsk owned by the Ukrainian army.

Russia’s TASS news agency quoted the same source who said the troops were advancing in Lysychans’k across the river from Sieviero Donetsk. Lysychans’k is currently the last major city held by Ukraine in Luhansk.

World food supply

Russia said on February 24 that it needed to invade Ukraine, which the Kremlin called a “special military operation,” expel dangerous nationalists from the country and secure Russia. Kyiv and the West dismiss it as an excuse for land acquisition.

The war had a major impact on the world economy and Europe’s security, pushing up gas, oil and food prices, urging the European Union to reduce Russia’s dependence on energy and urging Finland and Sweden to join NATO.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who will visit Russia and Ukraine this week, said he urged his counterparts to start a dialogue and asked Putin to order a ceasefire.

“We need to stop the war and revitalize the world’s food supply chain,” he said before leaving to attend the G7 summit.

The United Nations warns that a prolonged war in Ukraine, one of the world’s major grain exporters, could lead to a global hunger crisis.

At the G7 meeting on Sunday, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and the United States proposed a ban on gold imports from Russia.

Reuters

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