Russia Bombs Kyiv During UN Secretary General Visit

Russia launched a missile attack on Kyiv while the secretary general of the United Nations was visiting the Ukrainian capital
A bombed out building in Ukraine (image via Depositphotos)

After pushing Russian forces away from the Ukrainian capital weeks ago, Russia bombs Kyiv on Thursday.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had just met with the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, just a few miles away a few hours earlier.

From the New York Times:

The mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said on Telegram that “the enemy” struck the Shevchenkivskyi district twice. Witnesses near the fire said that a number of people were injured and taken away in ambulances, though it was not immediately clear how many people were hurt.

At least two missiles struck the area, one hitting an apartment building and the other falling on a factory across the street, said Yuriy Levchenko, a former Ukrainian member of Parliament who came to the scene.

“They are trying to degrade our industrial capacity as much as possible and at the same time terrorize the population,” he said. “It’s part of their terror campaign. It happens almost every day somewhere in Ukraine.”

Just weeks ago, Russia promised to “scale back” attacks on Kyiv in an effort to “increase mutual trust.” That was quickly followed by intensified attacks on the eastern area of Ukraine.