Pictures from the site show broken window facades and thick smoke billowing from homes.
“Ambulances and rescue services are on site. Rescue and evacuation efforts are underway from two buildings,” wrote Mayor Vitali Klitschko, who stated, among other things, that a seven-year-old girl and her mother were rescued from landslides.
Ukraine in focus on the G7
Klitschko tells reporters that it “may be a symbolic attack” ahead of the upcoming NATO summit in Madrid. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is also the focus of the ongoing G7 summit in Germany.
“It is hard to see this morning’s attack on residential areas of Kyiv as anything but a deliberate escalation and a sign of the G7 Summit,” former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt wrote on Twitter.
The explosions were preceded by flight alarms. This is the first time since June 5 that Kyiv has been hit by Russian air strikes.
In connection with the start of the invasion, Russia tried to capture the Ukrainian capital, but the Russian forces were repulsed and forced to retreat in early April. The fiercest battles today are taking place in the Donbass region in the east, where the city of Severodonetsk fell into the hands of the Russians.
intense air attacks
Now there is a battle for the town of Lysitjank, adjacent to Sevgirodontsk, which on Sunday was subjected to intense air strikes.
“The devastation is very extensive – Lysytjank is almost unrecognizable,” Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hajjaj wrote on social media.
Chernihiv province in northern Ukraine came under artillery fire on Sunday morning, according to the official news agency “Ukrinform”.
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