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3 including child killed in fresh Russian missile barrage on Kyiv

Kyiv, Jun 1 (EFE).- Three people, including a nine-year-old girl, were killed in the early hours of Thursday in Kyiv as Russia fired a fresh barrage of missiles against the city, also wounding many residents according to officials.

“Last night, Russia killed a 9-year-old girl, her 34-year-old mother and a 33-year-old woman. Another 12 people were injured,” the National Police said on its Telegram channel, state news agency Ukrinform reported.

The attack took place a little after 3 am in the morning and included 10 Iskander missiles that were fired targeting critical infrastructure in the capital and its surroundings.

The Ukrainian Air Force said it had shot down all the 10 missiles, but they ended up causing damage and casualties after being intercepted by the air-defense systems.

The missile debris caused damage to a polyclinic for children, two schools and a police station apart from several public and private buildings in three different districts of Kyiv.

The city’s mayor, Vitalii Klychko, has said that the clinic’s management was being investigated for not opening the bomb shelter for those who were inside the building during the attack.

Several explosions were heard in the center of Kyiv soon after 3 am on Thursday.

The Ukrainian capital has been attacked by Russian kamikaze drones and missiles as many as 17 times during May.

The government has blamed the the increasing frequency and intensity of the attacks – which almost always come at night – on Moscow’s project of trying to demoralize Ukrainians and exhausting their land-based air defenses. EFE


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