Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was hit by missile strikes on Tuesday afternoon – which saw two residential buildings hit.
The city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on the social media channel Telegram that medics and rescuers were being scrambled to the scene of the attacks.
The strikes break what had been a period of comparative calm since previous waves of drone and missile attacks several weeks ago.
Citing preliminary information, Mr Klitschko added that several missiles had also been shot down in the attack, which he said had been carried out by Russia.
Eyewitnesses reported hearing at least two explosions in Kyiv on Tuesday afternoon, while smoke could be seen rising over the city.
The blasts followed air raid warnings across Ukraine, hours after President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a video address to leaders of the Group of 20 nations who are currently meeting at a summit in Bali.
Andriy Yermak, chief of the presidential staff, strongly condemned the attack on Twitter, writing: “Russia responds to @Zelenskiy’s powerful speech at #G20 with a new missile attack. Does anyone seriously think that the Kremlin really wants peace? It wants obedience. But at the end of the day, terrorists always lose.”
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