Russia strikes Kyiv for first time in three weeks
Driving the news: It was the first strike on the capital since June 5, and took place as Russian troops consolidated gains in the east.
- The attack on Kyiv also came as G7 leaders gathered in Germany for a summit largely focused on the war in Ukraine.
State of play: Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said four people were hospitalized with injuries, and a 7-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble, AP reports.
- Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko said in a Telegram post that a kindergarten was hit in the attacks.
- AP journalists in Kyiv reported rescue services were battling flames and rescuing civilians.
What they are saying: The United States ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget A. Brink, tweeted on Sunday that she was "appalled" by the attack.
- "As the Kremlin continues its indiscriminate attacks on [Ukraine] civilians, [the U.S.] & our partners will pursue every avenue to ensure those responsible for atrocities are held accountable."
The big picture: The strike came on the same day President Biden said the United States and other G7 leaders are set to announce a ban on imports of gold from Russia. They hope that measure will further isolate Russia economically over its invasion of Ukraine.
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