Several rockets fell in Kyiv and its suburbs on Sunday. Footage from CCTV cameras has been released. At 5:30 a.m. on June 5, they recorded a Russian missile flying over an Energoatom power plant in southern Ukraine. It is one of the rockets that hit Kyiv on Sunday morning.
Since the withdrawal of Russian troops from the region around Kyiv at the end of March, the capital has rarely been the target of rocket attacks, most recently at the end of April. Now the city experienced heavy shelling again. The military leadership in Kyiv announced that military and civilian infrastructure had been hit. According to the information, at least one injured person was treated in the hospital, and there were no deaths. There was an air alert for almost two and a half hours on Sunday morning.
Russia has increased pressure on Ukraine with rocket fire on the capital Kyiv and threats of further escalation. Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that Russia would respond with attacks on Ukraine should the West give long-range missiles to the attacked country, eXXpress reported.
“If they deliver, then we will draw the appropriate conclusions and use our means of destruction, of which we have enough, to inflict blows on those objects that we have not hitherto attacked,” Putin told the state television channel Rossiya 1. Target of Western arms deliveries are to prolong the conflict in Ukraine as much as possible, said Putin.
On the other hand, he was relaxed about the delivery of state-of-the-art Himars multiple rocket launchers announced by the USA: The Ukrainian armed forces are already using such systems made by Russia, and the US deliveries would rather replace destroyed weapons. Nevertheless, it is crucial here which missiles would be used.