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Ukraine, missile attack on Kiev. Residential buildings affected

2022-06-26T13:49:20.451Z

Raid after sunrise. Explosion near the center: one dead and four wounded. A seven-year-old girl with her mother was extracted alive. Moscow: 'Polish border training center hit'. Biden: 'barbarism'. Jonhson and Macron: 'It is possible to reverse the course of the war'. (HANDLE)



A civilian was killed in the missile attack launched this morning by Russian forces against the Ukrainian capital Kiev

: the Attorney General's office announced it on Telegram, according to Ukrinform.

In addition, so far, four civilians - including a seven-year-old girl - have been pulled out of the rubble and taken to hospital.

At least 14 missiles were launched at dawn on the capital, according to Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Gancharenko.

US

President Joe Biden

, in Germany for the G7, called

this morning's Russian bombing of Kiev an

act of 'barbarism' .

Ukraine, Kiev: the rescue of the girl trapped in the rubble

The attack took place at 6.30 local time.

The Kiev Independent speaks of three explosions while according to what reported on social media the explosions would have been more numerous, at least four, and were caused by Russian cruise missiles.

The warning of the air attack rang out several times during the night in the Ukrainian capital.

"Several explosions took place in the Shevchenkivskyi district. Rescuers and ambulances intervened on the spot," Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on a telegram.

"Following enemy bombing, a fire broke out in a 9-storey residential building with partial destruction of the 7th, 8th and 9th floors - a statement reads -. A fire occurred on a total area of ​​300 sqm. Measures are in progress to turn off the

Ukraine, Klitschko: 'Symbolic attack on Kiev before NATO summit'

Russian

forces hit three military training centers

in northern and western Ukraine, including one near the Polish border, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The bombings were carried out with "high-precision weapons of the Russian aerospace forces and Kalibr missiles" from cruise ships, the ministry said in the statement.

Among the targets is a military training center for Ukrainian forces in the Starytchi district of the Lviv region, about thirty kilometers from the Polish border, adds Moscow.

There is currently no confirmation from the Ukrainian side. 

Ukraine, Michel at the G7: 'More military and financial aid from the EU'

"The G7 summit must respond with

more sanctions against Russia and more heavy weapons for Ukraine ",

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba

writes on Twitter

, asking to "defeat sick imperialism" after the launch of Russian missiles this morning on Kiev.

Meanwhile, the toll of wounded children in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion has risen to 613

: the country's Attorney General's office has announced, according to Urkinform.

The number of children killed remained unchanged from yesterday at 339. 

British Prime Minister Johnson and French President Macron see a possibility of "reversing the course" of the war, reports Downing Street after the bilateral between the two at the G7.

London, however, warns Paris against "any attempt" of a negotiated solution "at this moment" with Russia for peace, with the risk of prolonging "world instability".

Source: ansa

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