Russia’s early morning attack on Kyiv kills at least 3, including a child, wounds others

Russia continued its deadly attack on Ukraine in Kiev on Thursday, killing at least three people, including a child, and wounding several others.

Two adults and a child were killed and at least 10 injured in an early morning ground-launched missile attack on the Ukrainian capital, Kiev city officials reported. This is the highest number of casualties in an attack in the capital ever. Month.

The city initially said two children had died, but later revised the death toll to one.

The attack damaged apartment buildings, clinics, water pipes and cars. The attack followed reports of 17 drone and missile attacks against Kiev in May.

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On Thursday June 1, 2023, a Russian missile attack in Kiev killed at least three people, including a child, and injured 10 others. (Roman Philippi)

According to the Associated Press, the Ukrainian General Staff reported that the Ukrainian Air Force intercepted all 10 short-range ballistic missiles. Ukrainian air defenses are becoming more effective at intercepting drones and missiles, but the resulting debris is also dangerous.

Earlier this week, Kiev authorities sent a distressing message to residents after a woman died watching the air raid from her balcony.

“Ballistic missiles fly at incredible speeds, so we have to be vigilant. From the time the alarm is issued to the time the rocket arrives, there are only seconds,” officials warned, warning sirens sounding. It added that residents should remain in shelters or other safe places when

Building damage due to drone fall

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that the Ukrainian Air Force intercepted all 10 short-range ballistic missiles launched by the Russian military on Thursday, June 1, 2023. (Alex Babenco)

In Desniansky district, debris fell on a children’s hospital and a nearby skyscraper, and two schools and a police station were damaged.

Burning debris landed on the Dniprovsky residential building, causing heavy smoke to rise and windows blown out, causing debris to fall onto the road and courtyards. A parked car was also set ablaze.

Damage to water pipes and residential buildings was also recorded in the Darnitsky district, with windows shattered by explosive waves.

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Police inspect damaged building in Kiev

A deadly missile strike on the Ukrainian capital Kiev early Thursday morning damaged apartment buildings and a clinic. (Wladyslaw Musienko)

Russian forces have repeatedly attacked Kiev since it launched its invasion in February 2022, but attacks on the capital have intensified in recent weeks as Ukraine prepares to counterattack.

Ukraine also claimed to have shot down part of a Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile last month, a weapon Russian President Vladimir Putin believes gives the country an important competitive advantage.


In addition to Thursday’s attack on Kiev, Russian forces carried out three air strikes against the southern part of the Kherson region on Wednesday. Heavy artillery and missile attacks were also carried out in other parts of the region.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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