Russian missiles struck Kyiv on Sunday for first time in additional than a month — with one of many weapons flying “critically low” over a nuclear-power plant, Ukraine mentioned.
“The Russians nonetheless don’t perceive that even the slightest fragment of a rocket that enters a working energy unit could cause a nuclear disaster,” wrote Energoatom, Ukraine’s state nuclear-power firm, in an announcement Sunday on Telegram.
Ukraine’s army mentioned it was capable of shoot down one of many missiles round 6 a.m. native time and that no less than one individual was hospitalized from the assaults on its railway infrastructure.
The Kremlin mentioned it destroyed Ukrainian tanks and different armored autos that have been being hidden at a railway restore web site.
A Ukrainian railway official acknowledged the assaults destroyed the japanese Kyiv facility, however mentioned no army autos have been on the web site.
Preliminary stories present Moscow launched the missiles from the Caspian Sea, in line with Ukraine’s Air Power.
A person seems to be out on the smoke billowing from a constructing on June 5 after Russia’s assaults on Ukraine proceed. Edgar Su/REUTERS
The assault by Russian army in Kyiv is the primary to happen in weeks. Valentyn Ogirenko/REUTERS
The assault, the primary 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 deal with the Donbas area.
Within the wake of the strikes, presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak mentioned the West nonetheless should do extra to halt Russia’s offensive.
“The Kremlin resorts to new insidious assaults. At the moment’s missile strikes at Kyiv have just one objective – kill as many as doable,” Podolyak tweeted.
Smoke rises from a constructing in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 5 after a missile strike by Russian army. Vladyslav Sodel/REUTERS
Preventing continues to be raging within the japanese 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 grew to become a latest strategic goal of Russia’s.
However the Kremlin claims that the Ukrainians are retreating to Sievierodonetsk’s sister metropolis of Lysychansk after struggling “essential losses” within the battle for town’s management.
In the meantime, Bridget Brink, the US ambassador to Ukraine, mentioned Saturday that she joined Ukraine’s First Woman Olena Zelenska to mourn the 261 Ukrainian kids who’ve been killed in Russian assaults, which she known as “barbaric and unconscionable.”