Ukraine’s military said Monday that Russia struck Kyiv with eight ballistic missiles on Sunday night, in a wave of airstrikes targeting the Ukrainian capital.
The Ukrainian Air Force said its air defenses shot down all eight missiles.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said eight people received medical treatment after debris from one of the missiles fell in the eastern part of the city. He also reported missile debris found in a warehouse, but said there was no damage at the site.
Ukraine’s military said Russia also launched 18 drones from Russian-occupied Crimea, and that Ukrainian air defenses opened fire in several areas in southern Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden will receive Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the White House on Tuesday, as his administration pushes Congress to approve additional aid for Ukraine.
The visit was intended to “emphasize the United States’ unwavering commitment to support the people of Ukraine as they defend themselves against Russia’s brutal invasion,” the White House said in a statement Sunday.
Zelenskyy’s office confirmed that he had accepted Biden’s invitation. He was also invited to speak at a meeting with all the Senators. (uh/ab)