Russia-Ukraine live news: ‘Explosions’ reported in capital Kyiv

At least two die in Russian attacks across Ukraine: Officials
Local officials say at least two civilians have been killed and four others wounded in Russian attacks across Ukraine.

One person was killed and three wounded in shelling in the eastern region of Luhansk, Governor Serhiy Gaidai said in an online post. A gas pipeline was damaged in Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, which was without gas and water, Gaidai said in a post on the Telegram messaging app.

“Evacuate, while it is still possible,” Gaidai said in a subsequent post, adding that busses were ready for those willing to be evacuated from the region.

One person died and one was injured in an overnight attack on a small village near Poltava, the capital of the central Poltava region, the area’s Governor Dmytro Lunin said in a post on the Telegram.

Moscow bars entry to Russia for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Russia’s foreign ministry says it has barred entry to the country for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and 10 other British government members and politicians.

The move was taken “in view of the unprecedented hostile action by the British Government, in particular the imposition of sanctions against senior Russian officials,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that it would expand the list soon.

UK says deliberate destruction of Ukrainian infrastructure hampering aid
UK’s defence ministry says deliberate destruction of Ukrainian road infrastructure by retreating Russian forces is hampering the provision of humanitarian aid to formerly occupied areas.

“Russian troops have exacerbated this by destroying bridges, employing land mines and abandoning vehicles along key routes as they withdrew from northern Ukraine,” the ministry says in a tweet.

Only one pedestrian bridge across the Desna River is left standing in Chernihiv, which had some 285,000 residents before the war began.

Russia destroyed production buildings of an armoured vehicle plant in Kyiv and a military repair facility in the city of Mykolaiv, the Interfax news agency quoted Russia’s defence ministry as saying.

The strikes were carried out by high-precision long-range weapons, it said.

Russia also downed one Ukrainian SU-25 aircraft near the city of Izyum in Kharkiv Oblast of eastern Ukraine, Interfax added, citing Russia’s defence ministry.

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