Putin Warns U.S. Russia Will Strike New Targets If Longer-range Missiles Are Supplied To Ukraine

The ministry’s statement came after the Ukrainian capital was rocked by several explosions early on Sunday.

President Vladimir Putin has warned the West that Russia will strike new targets if the US starts supplying Ukraine with longer-range missiles.

At least one person was reported wounded as powerful explosions rock Kyiv after weeks of calm, Al Jazeera reports. 

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the main church at Sviatohirsk Lavra, one of the country’s holiest Orthodox Christian sites, was burned down following a Russian attack.

He says street fighting is continuing in the city of Severodonetsk, where the situation remains “extremely difficult”.

Germany faces a hit of 5 billion euros ($5.4bn) a year due to Russian sanctions, according to a German newspaper.