Russian missiles rock central Kyiv as G7 leaders gather in Europe

Officials say one killed, five wounded; Ukraine loses key city to pro-Russian forces; G7 countries announce Russian gold ban at start of summit

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Smoke rises after a missile strike, as Russias attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv (Photo: Reuters)

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Russian missiles hit an apartment block and kindergarten in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, in strikes U.S. President Joe Biden condemned as "barbarism" as world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss further sanctions against Moscow.

Up to four explosions shook central Kyiv in the early ours, in the first such attack on the city in weeks. Two more blasts were heard on the southern outskirts of the city later in the day, a Reuters reporter said.
"The Russians hit Kyiv again. Missiles damaged an apartment building and a kindergarten," said Andriy Yermak, head of the president's administration.

A Reuters photographer saw a

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 5:33 PM IST

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