RIGA, Latvia — Moscow has accused Ukraine of using drones to attack two military installations inside Russia, where three military personnel were killed, on Monday. Kyiv did not respond to Moscow’s allegations. If confirmed, these would be the deepest strikes by Ukraine in Russia.
Shortly after the explosions, Russia launched a barrage of missiles at multiple Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, prompting residents to seek shelter and cutting off power and water in some regions. Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces carried out a “massive strike” on Ukrainian military targets using high-precision weapons, according to a Telegram statement.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
4. From our correspondents
Ukraine allows perilous Dnieper River crossings to flee Russian occupation. Ukrainian officials announced Saturday that they would lift a ban on crossing the Dnieper River, encouraging residents on the occupied eastern bank to flee to the recently liberated southern city of Kherson, whatever the danger, in a possible sign that Ukraine’s offensive could continue to push east.
So far, few have taken up the offer to flee, write Samantha Schmidt and Serhii Korolchuk. The route is perilous: A 65-year-old woman, attempting to cross the river by boat alongside her husband, died under gunfire Sunday, according to a statement released by the Kherson City Council.
Russian forces have battered Kherson with shelling in recent days from firing positions on the east side of the river.
Timsit reported from London, Pannett from Sydney and Rauhala from Brussels. David L. Stern in Kyiv, Ukraine, Maham Javaid and Karen DeYoung in Washington, Rick Noack in Paris, and Mary Ilyushina, Robyn Dixon and Natalia Abbakumova in Riga, Latvia, contributed to this report.