Kyiv pounded by Russian missiles; Ukraine blunts Russia's momentum in Donbas:

Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned Sunday that the brand new inclusion of Western long-range missile techniques in Ukraine's defenses would lead Moscow to hit “objects that we have not but struck.”

Smoke billowed from Kyiv, hit by airstrikes after a lull in assaults on the capital metropolis. Putin's menace got here solely days after the U.S. introduced it was giving Ukraine superior weaponry.

The Pentagon said earlier this week it will take at least three weeks to get the precision U.S. weapons and trained troops onto the battlefield.

Russian forces pounded railway services and different infrastructure early Sunday in Kyiv, which had beforehand seen weeks of calm

Ukraine's nuclear plant operator, Energoatom, mentioned one cruise missile buzzed the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear plant, about 220 miles to the south, on its approach to the capital

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Sunday that the brand new inclusion of Western long-range missile methods in Ukraine's defenses would lead Moscow to hit “objects that we've not but struck