The Ukrainian capital came under Russian fire for the first time since mid-April. Several victims were reported killed in the attack on an apartment complex, among other things. According to the Ukrainian president, “the Kremlin wants to humiliate the United Nations – and everything that this organization represents.”
UN Secretary-General Guterres said he was “shocked” by the missile strikes. “Not because I am here now, but because Kyiv is a holy city for Ukrainians and Russians,” Guterres said.
A spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations told CBS News that the missiles hit targets not far from the hotel where Guterres is staying.
US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby told CNN that the US is trying to analyze exactly what happened, but “at the moment we don’t have a clear picture of what exactly was affected.”
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According to Zelensky, the Russians also attacked Odessa and other Ukrainian cities with missiles at the same time. According to the Ukrainian president, this shows that “we cannot relax yet and should not think that the war is over.”
Russia did not respond to missile strikes on civilian targets in Kyiv. The Defense Ministry reported that the Air Force bombed dozens of military targets in Ukraine on Thursday.
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