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Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

Added 06-26-22 06:07:01am EST - “Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital Sunday, hitting at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said. He said "it is maybe a symbolic attack" ahead of this week's NATO summit.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Firefighters work at the scene of a residential building following explosions in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 26, 2022. Nariman El-Mofty/AP hide caption

Firefighters work at the scene of a residential building following explosions in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 26, 2022.

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east.

Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. Klitschko said four people were hospitalized with injuries and a 7-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble. Culture minister Oleksandr Tkachenko said on Telegram that a kindergarten was hit in the attacks.

Ukraine Member of Parliament Oleksiy Goncharenko wrote on the Telegram messaging app that "according to prelim data 14 missiles were launched against Kyiv region and Kyiv." Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ignat said the missiles were Kh-101 air-launched cruise missiles fired from planes over the Caspian Sea.

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