Russia attacks Ukraine’s two largest cities, Kyiv and Kharkiv

Russian forces attacked Ukraine's two largest cities on Sunday, with missile fragments falling on a suburban Kyiv apartment building and a guided bomb killing one person in Kharkiv.

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine escalated dramatically on Sunday, with Russian forces launching attacks on two of Ukraine’s largest cities, Kyiv and Kharkiv. The ongoing conflict, now in its 28th month since Russia’s initial invasion, has seen relentless assaults on Ukrainian cities and critical infrastructure.

In Kyiv’s Obolon suburb, a Russian missile struck a 14-storey apartment building, causing fragments to ignite a fire and damage several balconies. Emergency services reported treating five residents for stress-related issues, with Mayor Vitali Klitschko overseeing the evacuation of ten residents. Images shared online depicted at least four balconies charred by the impact. The military administration of the Kyiv region confirmed additional missile fragments causing injuries and damage outside the capital, though specifics were not immediately available.

Meanwhile, in Kharkiv, which has consistently faced Russian attacks but has remained under Ukrainian control, a guided bomb struck a delivery service depot, resulting in a fire that tragically claimed the life of a driver. Regional Governor Oleh Synehubov reported nine injuries, including an eight-month-old infant, underscoring the indiscriminate nature of the violence inflicted on civilian areas.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy condemned the intensification of Russian airstrikes, noting over 800 guided bombs used against Ukrainian targets in just the past week. He reiterated his plea for enhanced weapons systems in a nightly video address, emphasizing the urgent need for international support to counter the escalating military threat.

The conflict has evolved significantly since Russia’s failed attempt to advance on Kyiv early in the invasion, leading to a strategic redeployment of forces along the extensive eastern front. Despite international condemnation and sanctions, Russian military actions continue to exact a heavy toll on civilian populations and infrastructure in Ukraine.

The situation remains fluid, with humanitarian concerns growing amidst persistent hostilities. The international community faces renewed calls for intervention to mitigate the humanitarian crisis and seek a diplomatic resolution to the protracted conflict that has destabilized the region for more than two years.

“The sooner the world helps us deal with the Russian combat aircraft launching these bombs, the sooner we can strike – justifiably strike  Russian military infrastructure…and the closer we will be to peace,” he said.

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