Missile strikes rattle Kyiv as world leaders meet

6/27/2022 5:30:00 AM

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the missiles hit at least two residential buildings.

Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in Ukraine's capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv early Sunday as Western leaders meet in Europe for the G-7 Summit.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the missiles hit at least two residential buildings.

Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen their military and economic support of Ukraine.Franziska Giffey, the mayor of Berlin was the latest victim on Friday.9:13AM ET Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Russian missiles descended upon Kyiv early Sunday, killing one person and injuring four—including a 7-year-old girl—in the largest attack on the Ukrainian capital in weeks.(CNN)Russia targeted the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv with a series of missile attacks Sunday, as leaders of the G7 nations gather in Germany for the first day of their annual summit.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the missiles hit at least two residential buildings, and President Volodymr Zelenskyy said a 37-year-old man was killed and his 7-year-old daughter and wife injured.Associated Press journalists saw emergency workers battling flames and rescuing civilians.However, she got suspicious during the call when it appeared Klitschko was asking for the Ukrainian refugees in Germany to be returned to Ukraine to help defend the country against the Russian invasion.The strikes also damaged a nearby kindergarten, where a crater pocked the courtyard.The attack came as G7 leaders met in Germany to discuss further punishments against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.U.The office said the deepfake was confirmed during a break in the call when the office reached out to the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, who confirmed with Kyiv officials that the call was a fake.S.A CNN team on the ground spoke to the injured girl's grandmother, Natalia Nikitina, who found out about the attack online and rushed to the apartment block, where she cried as she watched teams trying to rescue her daughter-in-law.

President Joe Biden called the attacks"barbarism" after he arrived in Germany for a Group of Seven summit.In the age of social media, deepfakes can be used to show politicians giving fake speeches.President Joe Biden said the attacks were further indicative of Russia’s “barbarism” throughout the war.Later Sunday, a local official reported a second death, telling the Unian news agency that a railroad worker was killed and several others were injured in the attacks while servicing rail infrastructure.Ukrainian air force spokesman Yuriy Ignat said the first air-launched weapons successfully to target the capital since June 5 were Kh-101 cruise missiles fired from warplanes over the Caspian Sea, more than 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) away.The office of Madrid's mayor said the staff was also a victim of the deepfake.Rescuers work on a damaged residential building, as a result of a missile strike by the Russian army.Sergei Chuzavkov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Kyiv's mayor told journalists he thought the airstrikes were"maybe a symbolic attack" ahead of a NATO summit in Madrid that starts Tuesday.The office has filed a complaint with authorities over the call.He added that on Saturday, Russia had used Tu22M3 long-range bombers from the airspace of Belarus for the first time in a Ukrainian air strike.

A former commander of U.S.The mayor, Michael Ludwig, held a video conference with whom he believed was Klitschko on Wednesday, according to a now-deleted tweet.forces in Europe said the strikes also were a signal to the leaders of G-7 nations meeting Sunday in Germany."Russia is saying, 'We can do this all day long.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER European politicians were duped by deepfakes last year after a duo of pranksters posed as high-ranking members of Russia's opposition party.You guys are powerless to stop us,'" retired Lt.Rescuers are continuing their work," he said.

Gen.The two were able to fool Elton John, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Sens.Ben Hodges, the former commanding general of U.S.The use of deepfakes is not illegal in the United States on the federal level, though using the technology to commit a crime is illegal.Army forces in Europe, said."The Russians are humiliating the leaders of the West.California has banned the use of deepfakes of politicians within six months of an election.This is the reason why the Russians are shelling this district.

" The G-7 leaders were set to announce the latest in a long series of international economic steps to pressure and isolate Russia over its war in Ukraine: new bans on imports of Russian gold.Standing with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the three-day meeting's host, Biden said of the missile strikes on Kyiv:"It's more of their barbarism.." Zelenskyy, speaking in his nightly video address, appealed to the G-7 leaders for more help, saying stopping Russian aggression"is possible only if we get everything we ask for, and in the time we need it - weapons, financial support and sanctions against Russia." Rescuers carry an injured person after rocket fire from the Russian army hit a nine-floor house.Sergei Chuzavkov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A Ukrainian parliament member, Oleksiy Goncharenko, wrote on the Telegram messaging app that preliminary information indicated that Russia launched 14 missiles toward the capital region and Kyiv itself.The fight for Sloviansk may be 'the next pivotal battle' of Russia's war in UkraineOn Sunday, the head of the neighboring Donetsk region's military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said Russian forces were gathering for fresh assaults in the region, nearly half of which is under Ukrainian control.

Zelenskyy said some were intercepted, and he vowed revenge against"all pilots, dispatchers, technicians and other people who ensure the launch of missiles in Ukraine." "We will find you all.Each of you will be responsible for these blows," Zelenskyy vowed."And if someone thinks he will evade responsibility by saying that this was an order, you are wrong.When your missiles hit homes, it's a war crime."Throughout the offensive in the east, Russian forces have used intense artillery and rocket bombardment ahead of trying to take ground.

The court is what awaits you all.And you will not hide anywhere - neither on the shores of the Caspian Sea, over which your missiles are launched, nor in Belarus...Nowhere.As Russian forces step up the momentum of their offensive in eastern Ukraine, the city of Kharkiv and surrounding areas have come under increasing artillery fire again.

" In a phone interview, retired U.S.general Hodges told The Associated Press that Russia has a limited stock of precision missiles and"if they are using them, it's going to be for a special purpose," Russia has denied targeting civilians during the 4-month-old war, and Hodges said it was hard to know if the missiles launched Sunday were intended to strike the apartments buildings.Russian forces tried to seize control of Kyiv early in the war.After Ukrainian troops repelled them, the Kremlin largely shifted its focus to southern and eastern Ukraine.Lukashenko asked Putin to consider"a mirrored response" to the flights or to convert Russia's Su-35 fighter jets, that are currently deployed to Belarus, so that"they can carry nuclear warheads.

Russian rocket strikes in the city of Cherkasy, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of Kyiv, killed one person and injured five, regional governor Ihor Taburets said Sunday.In the east, Russian troops fought to consolidate their gains by battling to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk province.Luhansk Gov.Serhiy Haidai said Sunday that Russia was conducting intense airstrikes on the city of Lysychansk, destroying its television tower and seriously damaging a road bridge."There's very much destruction.Putin has a pot of gold.

Lysychansk is almost unrecognizable," he wrote on Facebook.For weeks, Lysychansk and the nearby city of Sievierodonetsk have been subject to a bloody and destructive offensive by Russian forces and their separatist allies aimed at capturing all of Ukraine's eastern Donbas region.They have made steady and slow progress, with Haidai confirming Saturday that Sievierodonetsk, including a chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians were holed up, had fallen.Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, U.S.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the price of allowing Russian President Vladimir Putin to"continue with his program of conquest" is far higher than the current cost.

President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, French President Emmanuel Macron and President of the European Council Charles Michel pose for an informal group photo standing at a bench after a working dinner during the G-7 Summit held at Elmau Castle, southern Germany on June 26, 2022.LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Commenting on the battle for Sievierodonetsk, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said late Saturday that Russian and Moscow-backed separatist forces now control not only the city but the villages surrounding it.He said the Russian military had thwarted Ukrainian forces' attempt to turn the Azot chemical plant into a"stubborn center of resistance." Capturing Lysychansk would give Russian and separatist forces control of every major settlement in Luhansk.At last report, they controlled about half of Donetsk, the second province in the Donbas..

On Saturday, Russia launched dozens of missiles on several areas across the country far from the heart of the eastern battles.Some of the missiles were fired from Russian long-range Tu-22 bombers deployed from Belarus for the first time, Ukraine's air command said.Reacting to the shelling from the Russian bombers, Zelenskyy appealed to the people of Belarus to resist cooperation with the Russian military."The Russian leadership wants to draw you - all Belarusians - into the war, wants to sow hatred between us," he said in his video address Sunday."You can refuse to participate in this war.

Your lives belong only to you, not to someone in the Kremlin." Belarus hosts Russian military units and was used as a staging ground before Russia invaded Ukraine, but its own troops have not crossed the border.In a meeting Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that Russia planned to supply Belarus with the Iskander-M missile system.On the economic front, U.S.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said banning imports of Russian gold would represent a significant escalation of sanctions."That is the second-most lucrative export that Russia has after energy." Blinken told American news channel CNN."It's about $19 billion a year.And most of that is within the G-7 countries.

So cutting that off, denying access to about $19 billion of revenues a year, that's significant." Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system following international sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine.The country faces a Sunday night deadline to meet a 30-day grace period on interest payments originally due May 27.But it could take time to confirm a default.Russia calls any default artificial because it has the money to pay its debts but says sanctions have frozen its foreign currency reserves held abroad.

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