Earlier this Sunday, Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital with missiles for the first time in more than a month; Meanwhile, the Ukrainian authorities claimed today that in a counterattack they had retaken half of the city of Sievierodonetsk.

A column of smoke could be seen from many kilometers away after the attack on two outlying districts of kyiv. Ukraine reported that the attack had hit a railcar repair factory; while Moscow assured that it had destroyed the tanks sent by the countries of Eastern Europe to Ukraine.

The attack, which caused at least one person to be hospitalized – there were no immediate reports of deaths – was a sudden reminder of the war in a capital where life seemed to have returned to normal since Russian forces were driven out of its surroundings in March.

“The Kremlin resorts to new insidious attacks. Today’s missile strikes against kyiv have only one goal: to kill as many as possible,” tweeted Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak.

Ukraine claimed that Russia had carried out the attack using long-range missiles launched from heavy bombers from the Caspian Sea.

Ukraine’s nuclear power operator said a Russian cruise missile had flown “critically low” over the country’s second nuclear power plant.

Sunday’s attack was the first major attack on kyiv since late April, when a missile killed a journalist. In recent weeks, Russia has focused its destructive power mainly on the front lines in the east and south, though Moscow occasionally strikes elsewhere in what it calls a campaign to degrade Ukraine’s military infrastructure and block arms shipments. from the West.

Russia has massed its forces in recent weeks in the small eastern industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, fighting one of the war’s biggest ground battles in an attempt to capture one of two eastern provinces it claims on behalf of separatist proxies.