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Russian strikes hit Kyiv as UN chief visits

Russian strikes slammed into Kyiv as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting in the first such bombardment of Ukraine’s capital since mid-April, the president’s office and AFP correspondents say.

“Missile strikes in the downtown of Kyiv during the official visit of @antonioguterres,” tweets the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, with AFP correspondents hearing the blast and seeing smoke and flames coming from the area.

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