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Missile strikes rattle when world leaders meet

Biden meets G7 leaders in a Russian attack

Russia shatteredA long-range missile was launched at Kieu at the beginning of Sunday for relatively calm weeks in the Ukrainian capitalWestern leaders Europewill strengthen military and financial support for Ukraine.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the missile had collided with at least two homes, and President Volodymyr Zelensky said a 37-year-old man was killed and a 7-year-old daughter and wife were injured. Stated. Associated Press journalists saw rescuers fight the flames and rescue civilians.

The strike also damaged a nearby kindergarten, where a crater pierced the courtyard. US President Joe Biden called the attack "barbaric" after arriving in Germany for the G7 summit.

Later on Sunday, local officials reported a second death, killing railroad workers during service and injuring several others. I told Union News Agency. Railroad infrastructure.

Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ignat said that since June 5, the first air-launched weapons targeting the capital have been launched from fighters over the Caspian Sea more than 1,500 km (932 miles) away. Said it was a Kh-101 cruise missile.

Rescuers work on a damaged residential building, as a result
As a result of a missile attack by Russian troops, rescue teams are working on damaged residential buildings. Sergei Chuzavkov / SOAP Images / LightRocket via Getty Images

Mayor Kyiv said the airstrikes were "probably a symbolic attack" prior to the NATO summit in Madrid. I told the journalist. It starts on Tuesday. A former U.S. military commander in Europe said the strike was also a signal to the leaders of the G7 countries to meet in Germany on Sunday.

"Russia says,'This can be done all day long. You have no power to stop us,'" said Vice Admiral Ben Hodges, a former Vice Admiral of the European Army. "Russians are humiliating Western leaders."

G7 leaders are up to date on a series of international economic steps to pressure and isolate Russia over the war in Ukraine. Was scheduled to be announced. It is a new ban on Russian gold imports. Mr. Biden, standing with German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz, the organizer of the three-day conference, said of the missile attack on Kieu:

In a nightly video speech, Zelenskyy called on G7 leaders for more help, saying, "Stopping Russia's aggression is getting everything we want and when we need it. It's only possible when you need it. " Weapons, financial support and sanctions against Russia.

Rescuers carry an injured person who suffered as a result of
Rescue teams carry injured after a rocket from the Russian army collides with a nine-story house. Sergei Chuzavkov / SOAP Images / LightRocket via Getty Images

Ukrainian Parliamentarian Oleksiy Goncharenko tells Telegram messaging app that Russia has launched 14. I write that the preliminary information shows. Missiles aimed at the metropolitan area and Kieu itself. Zelenskyy said some were intercepted and vowed revenge on "all pilots, dispatchers, engineers, and others who ensure missile launches in Ukraine."

"We find all of you. Each of you is responsible for these blows," Zelenskyy vowed. "And if someone thinks this was an order and avoids liability, you're wrong. When your missile hits the house, it's a war crime. The court is waiting for you all. And you Nowhere to hide-neither on the coast of the Caspian Sea where missiles are launched, nor in Belarus. Nowhere. "

In a telephone interview, retired US General Hodges told Russia. The stock of precision missiles is limited, "if they are using them, it will be for a special purpose," he told AP. Russia denied targeting civilians during the four-month-old war, and Hodges said it was difficult to tell if the missiles launched on Sunday were intended to attack apartment buildings. rice field.

Russian troops sought to take control of Kyiv early in the war. After the Ukrainian troops repelled them, the Kremlin largely shifted its focus to the southern and eastern parts of Ukraine.

Governor Igor Tabrez said on Sunday that a Russian rocket attack in the city of Chelcasy, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of Kyiv, killed one and injured five.

In the east, Russian troops fought to strengthen their interests by fighting to swallow the last remaining Ukrainian fortress in Luhansk Oblast. Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai said on Sunday that Russia had carried out a violent air bombing in Lysychans'k city, destroying television towers and seriously damaging road bridges.

"There are so many destructions. Lysychans'k is almost unrecognizable," he wrote on Facebook.

For weeks, Lysychans'k and the nearby city of Sievierodonetsk have been bloody and devastating by Russian troops and their separatist allies with the aim of occupying the entire eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine. Has been exposed to various attacks.

They made steady and slow progress, and Haidai confirmed on Saturday that Sieviero Donetsk, including a chemical plant in which hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians were trapped, had collapsed.

Prime Minister Mario Dragi of Italy, Chairman of the European Commission Urzula von der Leyen, President Joe Byden of the United States, Germany Prime Minister Olav Schortz, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, President Emmanuel Macron of France, and President Charles Michel of the European Council held the G-7 in Elmau. After a working dinner at the summit, a castle in southern Germany, June 26, 2022, poses for an informal group photo standing on a bench. LUDOVICMARIN / POOL / AFP

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov late Saturday, Russia-Moscow-backed separatists are now Said that it controls not only the city but also the surrounding villages. He said Russian troops stopped Ukrainian troops' attempts to turn the Azoth chemical plant into a "center of stubborn resistance."

Occupation of Lysychansik gives Russian troops and separatist forces control over all major settlements in Luhansk. In the final report, they dominated about half of Donetsk, the second state of Donbus.

On Saturday, Russia launched dozens of missiles in several parts of the country far from the center of the eastern battle. According to Ukrainian Air Force Command, some of the missiles were launched from Russia's long-range Tu-22 bomber, which was first deployed from Belarus.

In response to the bombardment from Russian bombards, Zelensky urged the Belarusians to resist cooperation with Russian troops. "Russian leadership wants to bring you (all Belarusians) into the war and instill hatred among us," he said in a video speech on Sunday. "You can refuse to participate in this war. Your life is only for you, not for anyone in the Kremlin."

Belarus hosts Russian troops It was used as a stage before Russia invaded Ukraine, but its troops did not cross the border. At a meeting on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko that Russia plans to supply Belarus with the Iskandar-M missile system.

On the economic front, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said banning Russia's imports of gold meant a significant increase in sanctions.

"This is Russia's second most profitable export after energy," Blinken told US news channel CNN. "It's about $ 19 billion a year, and most of it is in the G7 countries, so it's important to cut it off and deny access to about $ 19 billion a year in income."

Russia For the first time since the Bolsheviki Revolution in 1917, has fallen into default and is further away from the world's financial system due to international sanctions imposed on the war in Ukraine.

The country is facing a Sunday night deadline to meet the 30-day grace period for interest payments, which initially expires on May 27. However, checking the defaults can take some time.

Russia calls defaults artificial because it has the money to pay its debt, but says sanctions have frozen foreign exchange reserves held abroad.

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