This is how they rebuild a village in Kyiv after the withdrawal of Russian troops 2:26 (CNN) – Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv with a series of missile attacks on Sunday, as the leaders of the G7 countries meet in Germany for the first day of its annual summit. Ukraine’s national police chief Ihor Klymenko said one person was killed and five wounded in a Russian missile attack that hit a residential apartment block in Kyiv. Among the injured was a 7-year-old girl, he said. Her mother, a 35-year-old woman named Katerina, was pulled from the rubble and taken to an ambulance. She is a citizen of Russia, but lived in Kyiv for a long time. A CNN team on the ground spoke with the injured girl’s grandmother, Natalia Nikitina, who learned of the attack online and ran to the apartment block, where she cried as she watched crews try to rescue her daughter-in-law. . “There is nothing worse than losing loved ones. Why do we deserve this?” she said. A huge plume of smoke was still pouring out of the building two hours after the attack, while almost all the windows on the top floor were broken and the ground was littered with debris and twisted metal. Ukrainian air force spokesman Yurii Ihnat said “strategic bombers” were used to attack the capital, with “four to six missiles” launched. He added that on Saturday, Russia used Tu22M3 long-range bombers from Belarusian airspace for the first time in a Ukrainian airstrike. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram that there were several 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 missile. . Rescuers evacuate a person from a residential building damaged by a Russian missile attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 26, 2022. ‘There are people trapped under the rubble. Some residents have been evacuated, with two victims hospitalized. Rescue teams continue their work,” he said. Speaking to CNN on the site, Klitschko said that Russia’s war against Ukraine was “meaningless” and that thousands of civilians had been killed, adding: “We have to do everything we can to stop this war.” The State Emergency Service of Ukraine said the fire was caused by “enemy shelling” and occurred in an area of 300 square meters, in “a 9-storey residential building with partial destruction of the 7th, 9th and 9th floors.” The same neighborhood was hit by a missile attack in early May and was also attacked in March. Vadym Denysenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs, said on Ukrainian television that there are “a number of military infrastructure facilities located in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the Ukrainian capital. This is the reason why the Russians are bombing this district.” The president of the United States, Joe Biden, described the attack this Sunday as “more of the barbarism [rusa]”. He refused to answer when asked if the attacks were a deliberate provocation during the G7 summit. The Russian offensive continues in eastern Ukraine After Ukraine confirmed this Saturday that the key city of Severodonetsk was “completely under occupation Russia’s eastern region of Luhansk is now almost entirely under Russian control. However, Ukrainian forces continue to defend the neighboring town of Lysychansk, which is coming under increasing Russian artillery and missile attacks. This Sunday, the chief of the military administration of the neighboring Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said Russian forces were massing for new attacks in the region, almost half of which is under Ukrainian control. , heavy armored vehicles and artillery in the direction of Sloviansk,” Kyrylenko said on Ukrainian television. “The enemy is using his well-known tactics s, trying to get close to our line of defense to fire artillery at the cities. Enemy artillery is already reaching certain parts of Sloviansk. This is another confirmation that people must evacuate.” Throughout the offensive in the east, Russian forces have used heavy artillery and missile bombardment before attempting to take ground. They are attacking areas of Donetsk from three directions. Kyrylenko He said there was a missile and rocket attack on Kurakhove, a town on the southern front line in Donetsk that has been the target of Russian attacks for more than two months.Avdiivka had also been hit by missiles, he said.Residents search for their belongings. among the rubble of his house after an attack destroyed three houses in the city of Sloviansk, in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, on June 1. As Russian forces increase the momentum of their offensive in eastern Ukraine, the city of Kharkiv and surrounding areas have come under increasing artillery fire again Putin says Russia will supply nuclear-capable missiles to Belarus Russia will transfer systems of nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles to Belarus in the coming months, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in St. Petersburg on Saturday. “In the coming months, we will transfer to Belarus the Iskander-M tactical missile systems, which, as you know, can use both ballistic and cruise missiles, both in conventional and nuclear versions,” Putin told Lukashenko, according to the Kremlin. In a transcript of the meeting, Lukashenko expressed to Putin his “stress” and concerns over what he says are flights of US and NATO planes “training to carry nuclear warheads” near the border with Belarus. Lukashenko called on Putin to consider “an equivalent response” to the flights or to convert Russia’s Su-35 fighter jets, which are currently deployed in Belarus, so that they “can carry nuclear warheads.” Putin responded that while it is possible to match US flights, “there is no need”, suggesting that because the Belarusian military has a large number of Su-25 aircraft that can be converted into nuclear-capable aircraft. The Iskander-M is a Russian-built short-range ballistic missile system that can carry conventional or nuclear warheads with a maximum range of up to 500 KM (310 miles), according to Janes Defense. On Saturday, Ukraine said it had been hit by attacks launched from Belarusian airspace for the first time. G7 Announces Russian Gold Import Ban President Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson formally announced Sunday that the G7 countries will ban the import of Russian gold, the country’s second largest export after energy. Biden tweeted about the announcement this Sunday in Germany: “The United States has imposed unprecedented costs on Putin to deny him the revenue he needs to finance his war against Ukraine. Together, the G7 will announce that we will ban the import of Russian gold, a major export that generates tens of billions of dollars for Russia. Biden also commented on the unity of the G7 and NATO in Ukraine and the Russian invasion, telling German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that the G7 and NATO will stay together and not “split up.” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, welcomes US President Joe Biden, left, for a bilateral meeting at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the price of allowing Russian President Vladimir Putin to “continue his program of conquest” is much higher than the current cost. “The price of backing down, the price of allowing Putin to succeed, of cutting off large parts of the Ukraine, of continuing his program of conquest, that price will be much, much higher. Everyone here understands that,” Johnson said. an interview on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Germany. UK hits highest inflation in 40 years 1:10 Salma Abdelaziz, Allie Malloy, Mariya Knight, Jonny Hallam, Josh Pennington, CNN’s Teele Rebane contributed to this report.
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