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Ukraine, missile attack on Kiev. Residential buildings hit

Raids after dawn. One dead, 4 wounded. Biden: a barbarity

26 June, 14:05
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 26 GIU - One civilian was killed in the rocket attack launched by Russian forces against the Ukrainian capital Kiev this morning, the Prosecutor General's Office announced on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

So far, four civilians-including a seven-year-old girl-have also been pulled from the rubble and taken to hospitals.

At least 14 missiles were fired at dawn on the capital, according to Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Gancharenko.

U.S. President Joe Biden, in Germany for the G7, called this morning's Russian shelling of Kiev an act of 'barbarism'.

The attack took place at 6:30 a.m. local time. The Kiev Independent speaks of three deflagrations while according to reports on social media the explosions were more numerous, at least four, and were caused by Russian cruise missiles. The airstrike alert resounded several times during the night in the Ukrainian capital. "Several explosions occurred in the Shevchenkivskyi district. Rescuers and ambulances were on the scene," Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on telegram.

"As a result of enemy shelling, a fire broke out in a 9-story residential building with partial destruction of the 7th, 8th and 9th floors," a statement read. A fire occurred over a total area of 300 sq. m. Measures are underway to extinguish the fire and rescue people." "The G7 summit must respond with more sanctions against Russia and more heavy weapons for Ukraine," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba writes this on Twitter, calling for "defeating sick imperialism" after Russian missiles were fired on Kiev this morning.

Meanwhile, the death toll of children injured in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion has risen to 613, the country's Prosecutor General's Office reported Urkinform. The number of children killed remained unchanged from yesterday at 339. (ANSA).

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