After a month without attacks in the capital, Russia bombs Kiev again

Novos bombardeios foram registrados em Kiev, que desfrutava de relativa estabilidade há cerca de um mês.
New bombings were recorded in Kiev, which had enjoyed relative stability for about a month. | Photo: EFE

)05164110Russia again attacked Kiev and the surrounding area on Sunday, in the first offensive on the Ukrainian capital in more than a month, coinciding with the threat from the Russian president , Vladimir Putin, to hit new targets if Ukraine receives long-range missiles from the US and other Western countries.05164110

Kiev hasn’t been targeted since 28 of April, when the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, was in the capital to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

At around midnight (Brasilia time), the Russian Armed Forces launched five X-cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea towards Kiev, according to the Ukrainian General Staff.

05164110One of the missiles, launched from the bombers strategic Tupolev Tu-95, according to the Ukrainian Air Force Command, was intercepted over the region’s Obukhov district. The rest affected infrastructure in the north of the capital, according to the General Staff.

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed to have destroyed T-214 and other armored vehicles supplied by Eastern European countries to Ukraine, on the outskirts of Kiev, which were in a railway car repair factory.

05164110The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko said that there were explosions in the districts of Darnitsia and Dnipro. One person was hospitalized. In addition, Russian forces fired missiles at the city of Brovary in the Kiev region, according to the mayor, Ihor Sapozhko.05164110

The attack coincided with Putin’s warning to Kiev and the West in a pre-recorded interview with Russian state television. The Kremlin chief said that the Russian military will strike targets that have so far been spared if the West supplies Ukraine with long-range missiles.05164110

“If they provide them, we will draw the appropriate conclusions and use our weapons, which are not lacking, to attack the targets that we have not hit so far”, he declared.

05164110Putin made these remarks after the White House announced a new package of $700 million military aid to Ukraine, which includes multiple missile launchers with a range of up to 28 kilometers. The US made this decision after Zelensky promised not to use them against Russian territory.

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