Russian June 1 attack on Kyiv kills 3 people, including 1 child according to Kyiv police
Russian missile attack on Kyiv overnight on June 1 killed three civilians, including a child, and injured 11 more people, reported the Kyiv police.
A 33-year-old woman and a 34-year-old woman with her 9-year-old daughter were killed in the Desnianskyi district, where Russian missile debris fell on a clinic and a residential building. According to the Kyiv police, the Russian missile strike also damaged houses, non-residential buildings, and cars.
Earlier, Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitschko said that two children were among the three killed people, and 14 people were injured. The husband of the 33-year-old killed woman told journalists at the scene that his wife was trying to get into a shelter, which turned out to be closed.
"There was an air raid (alarm), and people ran to the shelter. The shelter was simply locked… People knocked, knocked for a very long time… There were women, children, and no one opened it... At that moment, it (debris) hit," said the husband.
Russian troops launched ten ballistic and cruise Iskander missiles at Kyiv — all of them were shot down by Ukraine's air defenses, according to the Air Force. Missile debris fell only ten minutes after the air raid alert started, Suspline wrote, citing Kyiv residents.
Following the Suspilne report, Klitschko wrote on Telegram that local authorities started investigating why there was no access to the clinic's shelter.
"All decisions regarding the actions of responsible persons will be made today and immediately," added Klitschko.
Russia attacked Kherson Oblast, killed 1 person, and injured 3
Russian troops launched four guided aerial bombs on the Nova Kakhovka community in Kherson Oblast on June 1, killing an elderly man, reported Nova Kakhovka City Military Administration.
According to the report, there were also injured in the attack, but it's unclear yet how many. At least three homes were destroyed.
Kherson Oblast Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported another Russian air strike on Kherson Oblast, which hit the town of Beryslav on the west bank of the Dnipro River.
Two men, aged 57 and 20, received minor injuries as a result of the Russian strike, said Prokudin. Russian forces fired two aerial guided bombs at the town, hitting a bakery, he added.
Russian troops also hit Beryslav with mortars, wounding a local woman, according to the oblast governor. The city of Kherson and other settlements in the oblast on the Dnipro River's west bank have been continuously subjected to Russian shelling since they were liberated by Ukrainian forces in November 2022.
Russian forces were pushed to the river's east bank, from where they have since been firing at the liberated territories, regularly resulting in civilian deaths and injuries.
Russia hit Kharkiv, a woman saved from under the debris
Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkiv, reported that the attacks were launched on an industrial facility. It was damaged but did not catch fire. A woman was saved from under the debris. According to preliminary reports, she was not injured.
European Parliament votes to increase ammunition production for Ukraine
The European Parliament passed a draft bill to increase European production of ammunition and missiles on June 1.
The Act in Support of Ammunition Production (ASAP) aims to accelerate the delivery of ammunition to Ukraine and help member states restock their arsenals.
"Today's decision marks a significant step forward for the security and defense of our Union, and particularly in our steadfast support of Ukraine in the face of the ongoing Russian aggression," MEP Cristian Busoi said.
500 million euros ($538 million) will be allocated to increase the EU’s production capacity to address the shortages of military material. The European Commission will monitor the potential availability of needed products on the market.
According to a statement by the Parliament, the evaluation of the measure will be conducted by mid-2024. Based on the results, an increased budget may be considered.
In the next step, the European Parliament will discuss the legislation with the Council of the European Union to reach an agreement, which will be voted on in July.
The European Union has pledged to provide Ukraine with 2 billion euros worth of ammunition, both by using their current arsenals and buying new hardware.