Russian Missiles Hit Kyiv As G7 Summit Begin In Europe 

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On Sunday, June 26, 2022, as the head of the G7 nations congregated in Germany for their annual summit, Russian missiles hit Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital . It was just the first day of the meeting. 

The missiles hit a residential apartment block in Kyiv and resulted into died of a person and more than six people getting injured. 

According to the Volodymyr Bondarenko (City’s Deputy Mayor), “four of the injured were admitted to the hospital during the search and rescue operations.” Bondarenko added that a kindergarten was also hit by the missile strike but no one was injured, and a video from Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs showed a big missile funnel in the kindergarten’s backyard. He added, in the list of the injured people in the residential block includes a 7-year-old girl, he said. 

During the rescue plan, her mother Katerina, a 35-year-old woman was rescued from the rubble and taken into an ambulance. Both the mother and daughter is a citizens of Russia and living in Kyiv for a long time. Katerina mother of 7 years old girl, “There is nothing pathetic than losing loved ones in front of their eye. Why such things are happening with them?”.

A colossal plume of smoke continued to flap from the building two hours after the strike, while almost every window was blown out on the top floor, and the land was covered in twisted metal and debris.

According to the spokesman of Ukrainian air force Yurii Ihnat, to hit the capital “strategic bombers” were used with “four to six missiles” launched. More information is being shared that Russia had used Tu22M3 long-range bombers for the first time in a Ukrainian air strike.

In the telegram, the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, there had been different explosions taking place inside the city’s Shevchenkivskyi district, and that search and rescue operation were introduced after a fire broke out when a residential building was hit by a missile.

“More of [Russian] barbarism” was added by US President Joe Biden in response to Sunday’s attack. He declined to react when asked whether the strikes were a purposeful frustration during the G7 summit.

As Europe’s major land conflict since World War Two completed its four-month, the Western group supporting Kyiv was starting to show signs of injury as leaders fret about the rising economic cost, including energy prices and surging food.