Kyiv suffers another Russian rocket attack

Kyiv comes under another Russian rocket attack Image cc Vitaly V. Kuzmin

Kyiv has again come under attack from Russian forces as rockets rain down on infrastructure targets, after weeks of calm.

The capital was attacked in the early hours of this morning on Sunday June 5, surprising unsuspecting residents whose lives were returning to normal.

According to city authorities, no one was killed and only one person was injured. Infrastructure targets were reportedly met, but no further details were provided.

The new attack is the first since April 28 and indicates that Russia is still targeting the Ukrainian government despite refocusing its efforts on the east of the country.

Residents were warned of the impending attack by air raid sirens sounding throughout the city. Two districts of the city seem to have been targeted, Darnytski and Dniprovski.

Emergency services quickly arrived on the scene and reported that a warehouse had been badly damaged. According to residents, the site had already been targeted but this was the first time that it had suffered significant damage.

Ukrainian authorities declined to provide details on the use of the site, as access to the area is restricted by the military. According to AP information, reporters were told they could not take photos of the area.

Elsewhere, the war continues unabated, with towns and villages in the Luhansk region targeted.

Lugansk Governor Serhiy Haidai said on Telegram that: “Airstrikes by Ka-52 helicopters were carried out in the Girske and Myrna Dolyna regions, by Su-25 aircraft – on Ustynivka,

Lysychansk was hit by a missile from the Tochka-U complex.

No fatalities were reported in the attacks, with a number of homes and two businesses sustaining significant damage in the attacks.

The Ukrainian army issued a statement the same day indicating that Russian forces continued to target military positions from the sea and the air, with phosphorus munitions used in the Kharkiv region.

Russia has confirmed Ukrainian military reports that it has five navy-based Kalibr cruise missiles ready for use.

As Russian forces struggle to advance, its army appears to have changed its strategy as it attempts to cut Ukraine’s supply lines and target military installations. This includes the new attack on Kyiv in what appears to have been a top secret facility.

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