Rescuers and medical workers assist an elderly woman whose daughter and granddaughter died as a result of a downed missile explosion outside a polyclinic during the Russian attack on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, on June 1, 2023. AFP
Following a reported 17 drone and missile attacks on the Ukrainian capital in May, Russian forces hit the capital in the early morning with ground-launched missiles.
The Kyiv City Administration reported one child was among the dead, and 10 people were wounded. The casualty toll was the most from one attack on Kyiv in the past month. The attack also damaged apartment buildings, a medical clinic, a water pipeline and cars. Earlier, the city government had said that two children were killed before revising the number to one.
Ukraine’s General Staff reported that the Air Forces intercepted all 10 missiles, which it identified as short-range ballistic Iskander missiles.
Meanwhile, "Uninterrupted shelling" hit a town in the Russian region of Belgorod bordering Ukraine on Thursday and injured eight people, the governor said.
"Shebekino is facing uninterrupted shelling" with rocket launchers, Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram, accusing Ukrainian forces of bombarding "the centre and periphery" of the town.
"Eight people were injured. There were no fatalities," he said, revising his earlier toll of five.
"Of course, the life of civilians and of the population is threatened," he said, adding that evacuations would commence "once the situation is calmer".
"The enemy has not penetrated on Belgorod's soil," he said.