Russia-Ukraine war news: Moscow skyscraper hit in second drone attack, mayor says

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Emergency workers stand near a damaged building in Moscow after the city’s mayor said Tuesday it had been hit by a drone attack. (Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters)

A drone struck Moscow’s only skyscraper – which houses offices and ministries – for the second time in days, the city’s mayor and the Russian Defense Ministry said early Tuesday, blaming Ukraine. Kyiv has not claimed responsibility, but Ukrainian officials have described targets in Russia as legitimate. Advisor to the president of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak is recommended early Tuesday the drones meant Moscow was “quickly getting used to full-scale war.” “

Ukrainian officials said Russian attacks a day earlier killed at least 10 people, including a 10-year-old girl and her mother, and wounded at least 100 in the southern city of Kherson and Kryvyi Rih , the hometown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Here is the latest information about the war and its effects around the world.

Russian air defenses intercepted “several drones” trying to reach Moscow, said the mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, on Tuesday. He said that there was damage to the facade of the 21st floor of the building, that it was the only skyscraper hit on Sunday and that there was no information about casualties.

UNESCO has confirmed damage to 274 sites including religious sites, museums, monuments and libraries in Ukraine during nearly a year and a half of war, the UN agency said.

Russian shelling hits a medical facility in Kherson, killing a doctor, injuring a nurse and damaging a surgical department there on Tuesday, said the regional governor, Oleksandr Prokudin. Monday’s strikes in the southern port city of Kherson had killed at least four people.

Russian drones hit Kharkiv and destroyed two floors of a bedroom, said the mayor of the northeastern city, Ukraine’s second largest, overnight.

The chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, Valery Gerasimov, visited troops in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine, which is partially under the control of Russian forces, the Ministry of Defense said. In recent days, Ukrainian forces have pushed against the offensive to regain territory in the southeast, officials said.

Russian warships destroyed three Ukrainian navy drones in the Black Sea, foiling a late-night attack attempt on the two ships, the Russian Defense Ministry said early Tuesday. The Washington Post could not independently verify the claim.

Britain granted bail to six Russian nationals involved in the British-Russian dual national trial of Vladimir Kara-Murza, who was sentenced to 25 years in a penal colony on treason charges. Kara-Murza has publicly denounced Russia’s war against Ukraine and was sentenced for “false accusations,” British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said. The sanctioned Russian citizens include three judges, two prosecutors and an expert witness.

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan is expected to attend a Ukraine-backed peace summit planned by Saudi Arabia, according to a person familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive planning.

Ukraine’s foreign minister said he considered the possibility of using Croatian ports to export grain during Monday’s meeting with his Croatian counterpart. Russia’s withdrawal from a UN-backed grain deal last month has hampered the flow of Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea routes.

For these soldiers, Ukraine has been at war for half their lives: With almost everyone on the move, it’s not unusual to see gray men manning checkpoints, but much of the conflict has largely fallen on the young, Fredrick Kunkle and Serhii Korolchuk report from Ukraine.

“For most of the younger soldiers, the war with Russia in the eastern Donbas region seemed distant when they were growing up – a kind of background music that sometimes touching relatives or friends,” they write. “Now, however, they are on the front line, fighting a powerful enemy that can, and will, strike anywhere.”

Lyric Li and Kelsey Ables contributed to this report.

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