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Russia says it struck defense factory in Kyiv

Russia says it “destroyed production buildings” at a defense factory in Kyiv.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Friday that Russia used “high-precision, long-range weaponry” to hit the Artem factory in the Ukrainian capital.

Konashenkov appeared to be referring to strikes on Kyiv that took place on Thursday evening, shortly after a meeting between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said cruise missiles were used in the attack and Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said one person was killed and four hospitalized when a residential building was hit.

Konashenkov also said Russia had destroyed a missile launch site that Ukraine had used to strike the Russia-held Ukrainian city of Kherson.


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