Although it had been a while since kyiv (the capital of Ukraine) had been bombed in wartime, several missiles were fired by the Russian Army at the main city just hours before the G7 summit at Elmau Castle, Bavaria. That country. According to Vitali Klichko, the mayor of the city, the projectiles struck a multi-story apartment block in the Shevchenkovski neighbourhood and a nursery school.
At least one person was killed and six were injured in the attack. Four of these victims were hospitalized. However, the number of victims could rise as more people are still missing from the area. The impact caused a fire. A seven-year old girl and her mother were among the four people who were hospitalized. The only confirmed death is that of the father. The same area was also bombed in March, and again at the end April. This coincided with Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the statement stated that the attack on Artiom's military facility was successful and that information regarding the fall of Russian missiles from Shevchenkovski is false. His version of events states that it was an anti-aircraft missile from Ukraine that destroyed several floors in the building where the victims were. According to the Russian military, the exact same Artiom factory had been attacked in April.
Mayor Klichko was present at the scene and stated that the attackers were trying to "intimidate before the NATO summit." He stated that while the military has done everything to protect our city from attacks, "Unfortunately we cannot guarantee 100% security in kyiv and other parts of Ukraine so long as Russian aggression continues."
Dmitro Kuleba (Ukraine's Foreign Minister) insisted that the G7 summit respond with more sanctions against Russia as well as more heavy weapons for Ukraine. He stated that it was necessary to "defeat Moscow's sickly imperialism". This Sunday, the bombings reached Kharkov, which is the second-largest city in the country, as well as the Cherkass area, where one person was killed by the blasts.
Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defense Minister, visited Russian troops in Ukraine during this time. Although he moved to the Donbas territory, the exact location where he was located was not known. Russian troops just captured the city of Severodonetsk, and now they are trying to surround the Ukrainian Army in Lisichansk to the south.
Russian media pointed out that Shoigu's visit to the occupied Ukraine was only for inspection. However, the minister took the opportunity to award medals to the Russian soldiers who displayed the greatest courage during combat. He urged them to not lower their guard. It is true, he said, that there are still "many magnificent deeds ahead", which implies that the contest will continue for a long time.