Russia bombs Kyiv in a weekend missile barrage across Ukraine

Firefighters work to rescue residents and put out a fire after a Russian missile hit an apartment building in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Sunday morning. As President Biden and other leaders of the Group of 7 nations meet in Germany, Russia has unleashed a barrage of airstrikes across Ukraine over the weekend.
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KYIV, Ukraine — A Russian missile slammed into the top floor of a 9-story apartment building in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring several more, according to Ukrainian officials.

The attack in Kyiv was just one of dozens of long-range Russian strikes over the weekend that targeted places in northern and western Ukraine that are not often hit. Some Russian attacks were aimed at military facilities.

But others, like the one in Kyiv, hit civilian areas and had no apparent military objective.

The Russian barrage came as President Biden and other leaders of the Group of Seven nations were meeting in Germany. Biden said the G-7 nations would ban imports of Russian gold in the latest move designed to squeeze Russia’s economy.

Ukrainian officials, meanwhile, said Russia’s airstrikes were a direct message to the leaders at the summit.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba posted a tweet saying the “G7 summit must respond with more sanctions on Russia and more heavy arms for Ukraine.”

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