Russia-Ukraine war news: Missile strike on Kyiv kills 3

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An early-morning airstrike on Kyiv killed three people, including a child, Ukrainian officials said. Authorities said preliminary information suggests cruise and ballistic missiles were used in the attack and there was little time for citizens to seek shelter after the air raid alarm sounded.

The governor of Russia’s Belgorod region reported fresh strikes in the area overnight. In recent days, the region in Russia’s west has been subjected to drone strikes and incursions by anti-Putin militias.

Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.

Amid unease in Moscow, Putin seeks to project calm after drone attack: The brazen drone attack targeting Moscow that damaged two residential buildings Tuesday marked a significant moment with residents in the Russian capital experiencing consequences for the first time since the nation invaded Ukraine more than a year ago. But hours later, Russian leadership including President Vladimir Putin appeared before the media. downplaying the attack and seeking to project calm, report Francesca Ebel, Natalia Abbakumova, Samantha Schmidt and Isobel Koshiw.

While Putin appeared nonchalant and said Moscow’s air defense system worked “properly,” Kremlin spokesman Peskov targeted the West for not criticizing the attack. Some residents expressed shock and anger at the war seemingly reaching their doorstep, while others did not seem too concerned. “The war is very close now,” one said.

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