Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Russian Missiles Strike Kyiv Homes; Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine; Mike Pompeo: Putin Executing ‘Planned Genocide’ in Ukraine; Ukrainian fighter pilots in Washington to appeal in person for advanced aircraft for war effort, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

Serhii Korovayny for The Wall Street Journal
Russian Missiles Strike Kyiv Homes:
Russia launched the largest missile barrage on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in weeks early Sunday, hours before a Group of Seven meeting convened in Germany to discuss new economic measures to stop Moscow’s invasion.
Several missiles flew toward Kyiv around dawn, and Ukrainian air defenses shot down at least one on the outskirts of the capital, Ukrainian government officials said. One missile hit an eight-story residential building, where city officials said residents were pulled from the rubble.
One person died and four were injured, including a 7-year-old girl and her 35-year-old mother, who is a Russian citizen, Ihor Klymenko, the head of Ukrainian national police, said on his Facebook page. Another missile landed on the playground of a kindergarten, according to Ukrainian media. The kindergarten was empty at the time.
“It’s more of their barbarism,” President Biden said at the G-7 summit on Sunday, when asked about Russia’s latest attack in Kyiv.
The barrage comes as G-7 opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps by expanding economic measures to punish Moscow for its monthslong invasion of Ukraine. One key element included a ban on the import of Russian gold, a move that will target the source of “tens of billions of dollars for Russia,” Mr. Biden said in a tweet. --->READ MORE HERE
Ukrainian State Emergency Service via AP
Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine:
Russian long-range bombers fired a missile that struck a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine’s central city of Kremenchuk on Monday, raising fears of what President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called an “unimaginable” number of victims in “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.”
Zelenskky said more than 1,000 civilians were inside the mall, with many managing to escape. Giant plumes of black smoke, dust and orange flames emanated from the wreckage, with emergency crews rushing in to search broken metal and concrete for victims and put out fires. Onlookers watched in distress.
The casualty figures were difficult to determine as rescuers searched the smoldering rubble. The regional governor, Dmytro Lunin, said at least 15 people were dead and more than 40 wounded.
Soldiers worked into the night to lug sheets of twisted metal and broken concrete, as one drilled into what remained of the shopping center’s roof. Drones whirred above, clouds of dark smoke still emanating from the ruins several hours after the fire had been put out.
“We are working to dismantle the construction so that it is possible to get machinery in there since the metal elements are very heavy and big, and disassembling them by hand is impossible,” said Volodymyr Hychkan, an emergency services official. --->READ MORE HERE
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