Daily Mirror

Flats hit in fresh Kyiv raid


UKRAINE’S capital Kyiv has been bombed by Russia for the first time in three weeks as world leaders met for the G7 Summit.

The city was struck by 14 missiles in the fresh attacks around 6.30am yesterday, leaving an apartment block destroyed.

Emergency crews battled flames as they rescued families from blasted-out windows.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko said two people were hurt and a girl, seven, was pulled alive from the rubble.

He branded the explosions an attempt to “intimidate” the city ahead of G7 and NATO summits.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Kremlin “felt compelled to stage such a missile show”, adding the war is at a tough stage.

Russia is largely focused on the east of Ukraine as it tries to make more gains in the Luhansk region.

It follows the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodo­netsk.

A Russian defence ministry spokesman said the attempt by defence forces to turn the city’s Azot plant into a “stubborn centre of resistance” had been thwarted.

Russia is trying to blockade Lysychansk from the south, with the aim of capturing the entire Donbas region.

Russia’s Interfax news agency said fighting was taking place in the heart of Lysychansk.

Meanwhile, nine missiles fired from Crimea hit the southern port city of Mykolaiv on Saturday.

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DESTROYED Flats block in Kyiv

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