Russia strikes Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for the first time in weeks as war erupts in the east

Russia attacked Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with missiles early Sunday for the first time in more than a month, while Ukrainian officials said a retaliatory strike on the main battlefield in the east had retaken half of the city of Svyarodonetsk. After the attack on two outlying districts of Kyiv, thick smoke could be seen from several miles away. Ukraine said the strike affected rail car repair work; Moscow said it had destroyed tanks sent to Ukraine by Eastern European countries. At least one person was hospitalized, although there were no…

Russian warplanes fired missiles at Kyiv, Ukraine said

Ukraine’s air force and the city’s mayor said Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers fired missiles into Kyiv from the Caspian Sea early on Sunday and exploded in two of the eastern districts of the Ukrainian capital. Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said at least one person was hospitalized, although no immediate death was reported. Thick smoke rose in the sky over Durnitsky and Dniprovsky districts, where the explosions took place. According to Serhi Leshchenko, an aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff, the attack targeted railway infrastructure. Russia’s defense ministry said it…

Ukraine war far from over, Russia renews strikes in Kyiv

Russian forces resume scattered attacks on Kyiv, Western Ukraine And in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters ahead of Saturday that the whole country is in danger even as Russia moves towards a new offensive in the east. Shocked by the loss of its Black Sea flagship and angered by Ukrainian attacks on Russian territory, Russia’s military command a day earlier warned of new attacks on the Ukrainian capital, saying it was targeting military sites. Associated Press reporters this week documented civilian deaths in attacks on the…