The invaders fired four to six missiles at Kyiv, and some of them were shot down.
Rescuers are working at the site of a russian missile strike on Kiev.
The russians fired several missiles at Kyiv on Sunday, June 26. The explosions erupted during an air raid that was announced across Ukraine in the early sixth hour of the morning. At least one person was killed.
According to Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko, the missiles hit the Shevchenkivskyi district of the city.
“Friends! Several explosions in the Shevchenkivskyi district. Ambulance crews and rescuers on the spot. Residents are being rescued and evacuated in two houses,” – he wrote in the Telegram.
A spokesman for the Armed Forces Air Force Command, Yuriy Ignat, said that a missile strike on Kyiv on the morning of June 26 was fired from Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers stationed in the Caspian Sea region. According to him, these planes are armed with X-101 missiles that can fly a distance of up to 5,500 km.
“From 4 to 6 such missiles were fired today. Our air defense worked, some of the missiles were shot down. There is a photo confirmation of one, other fragments are being searched now,” – Ignat said on the air of the national telethon, Novinarnya reports.
He added that the X-101 is one of the most expensive missiles in the russian army.
According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, a russian missile strike caused a fire in one of the nine residential floors, and three of its upper floors were partially destroyed.
“As a result of enemy shelling, there was a fire in a 9-storey residential building with partial destruction of 7, 8 and 9 floors. There was a fire on a total area of 300 square meters. m. Firefighting and rescue operations are currently underway. According to preliminary data, there are victims,” – the statement said.
Klitschko later clarified that two victims were hospitalized, but people may still be under the rubble. In particular, a seven-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble. She is alive. Now her mother is being rescued, the mayor of Kyiv said. And the head of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, later clarified that five people were already known to be injured.
Klymenko also later said that at least one person had been killed when a russian missile hit a nine-story building in Kyiv. He also added that the 35-year-old mother of a seven-year-old girl, who was rescued from the rubble by rescuers, was also injured. She turned out to be a Russian citizen who has lived in Kyiv for a long time.
The second russian missile hit a playground located on the territory of a kindergarten. Now there is a big funnel on the site, said the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko.
In addition, according to the head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration Oleksiy Kuleba, one russian missile over the Kyiv region was shot down by air defense forces. However, its wreckage fell on the outskirts of one of the villages. According to Kuleba, no one was injured or killed in the downing of the rocket.
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