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Russia launches new attack on Ukraine capital Kyiv

"As at the front, the plans of the aggressor failed," Ukraine says of Russia's latest bombardment.

"As at the front, the plans of the aggressor failed," Ukraine says of Russia's latest bombardment. Photo: AAP

Russia has launched about 15 cruise missiles at Ukraine’s capital, the second attack in as many days, with air defence systems shooting all of them down after air raid alerts blared over most of the country.

“As at the front, the plans of the aggressor failed,” Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv’s city military administration, said on Tuesday.

The attacks – the fifth in May – came a day after Russia launched its biggest drone swarm yet in a renewed air campaign unleashed 10 days ago after a lull since early March.

It also came on Russia’s Victory Day, one its most commemorated public holidays, marking the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

“(They) try to kill as many civilians as possible – on this day,” Popko said.

He said that according to preliminary information there were no casualties in the attack that was carried out with cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea region.

Falling debris fell on a house in the Holosiivskyi district in the southwest of Kyiv, Kyiv’s Mayor Vitalii Klitschko said on his Telegram messaging channel, adding there were no casualties or much damage.

In the often-targeted Shevchenkivskyi district of central Kyiv debris was found on a road.

“Kyiv stood up again and will stand up in the future!” Popko said.

– AAP

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