Russian airstrikes rocked Kyiv early Tuesday, with a number of missiles fired in a brief time frame, town navy administration mentioned on Telegram. The assault, which included drones, cruise missiles and doubtlessly ballistic missiles, was “distinctive” in its depth, Ukrainian officers mentioned.
The strikes got here after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Britain, France, Germany and Italy as a part of a whirlwind European tour and secured extra navy support for Ukraine from European allies.
Right here’s the most recent on the battle and its ripple results throughout the globe.
Luhansk, managed by Russian-backed separatists since 2014, sits 60 miles east of the entrance line and has been out of attain of most Ukrainian weapons, making it a spot of relative calm. Since Friday, nevertheless, it has come underneath common assault. Russia has linked the explosions in Luhansk to longer-range missiles, lately equipped to Ukraine by Britain, and which may present Western assist at work.
Adam Taylor and Katharine Houreld contributed to this report.