Vladimir Putin has launched a new missile attack at Kyiv during the visit of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres just two days after he sat down with the Russian dictator in Moscow. 

According to rescue workers, at least one person died and many others were hurt. Some were even trapped under the rubble in western parts of the city.

The UN Chief, who had called Ukraine an “epicentre of unbearable heartache, and pain”, was secure. 

Guterres met Putin to discuss urgent Russian military requirements to allow humanitarian evacuation routes. 

Putin could view the missile attack as his non-diplomatic response against Guterres’ visit. 

Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Moscow said that the Shevchenkivskyi area in the northern part was twice hit. This caused fires at two buildings. 

Russian missiles hit Kyiv as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is visiting. It is the first such bombardment of Ukraine's capital since mid-April

As UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was visiting Kyiv, Russian missiles struck the capital. This is the first time such a bombardment has been made on Ukraine’s capital city since mid-April.

Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said there had been 'two hits in the Shevchenkovsky district' in a post on Telegram and said they were clarifying details about casualties

Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv’s mayor, stated that there were ‘two hits’ in Shevchenkovsky in Telegram. He also said that they are clarifying information about casualties

Vladimir Putin (above) ordered the strikes just two days after he himself sat with Guterres for talks in Moscow. It was the first strike on the Ukrainian capital since mid-April

Vladimir Putin (above), who ordered the strike, only two days after sitting with Guterres in Moscow to discuss his plans for peace talks. The strike was the first to be carried out in the Ukrainian capital since mid April

There was no immediate information about casualties from the strikes, which hit a western part of the city centre, but a close aide to the UN chief sent a message to journalists confirming they were safe

While there is no information at this time about the casualties of strikes that hit the western portion of the city’s centre, a UN chief close to him sent an email to journalists informing them they were safe.

AFP reporters saw smoke rising into the atmosphere and a burning building. There was also heavy police presence and rescuers.

Mykhaylo Polyak, senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted, “Missile strikes are taking place in downtown Kyiv during #antonioguterres’s official visit to @antonioguterres.”

Mykhaylo stated that Guterres was at the Kremlin’s long table, while today, explosions were above his head. This refers to Guterres’ recent visit to Moscow, where he had met Russian President Vladimir Putin.

President of Ukraine and chief of United Nations was out looking at the devastation in the small villages outside of capital, which saw the most horrific horrors from the initial onslaught. 

Guterres, at a press conference shortly before missile strikes, condemned atrocities in Bucha. After Russia’s unexpectedly strong resistance, evidence was discovered that mass killings were taking place. 

According to him, Ukraine is now a ‘epicentre for unbearable pain and heartache’

Guterres said, “Wherever there’s a war the highest price is paid to civilians,” and reiterated the importance of investigating any alleged war crimes. 

The explosions appeared to be the most bold attack on Kyiv since the withdrawal of Russian troops from the capital weeks back. They occurred as more residents returned to the city. 

Many people enjoy the warmer weather and have returned to cafes and other establishments. 

Russian dictator Putin hosted UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for talks about the ongoing war in Ukraine

Russian dictator Putin met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to discuss the conflict in Ukraine

Putin uses the tables for bilateral meetings with world leaders

Putin  met UN Secretary-General Guterres in Moscow

Putin used the tables to meet with leaders around the world and met UN SecretaryGeneral Guterres, Moscow, two days after he fired missiles at him while in Kyiv.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walk after a news conference

After a press conference, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Ukraine and Antonio Guterres (UN Secretary-General) walk in the footsteps.

Putin fired the missiles at Kyiv during the meeting between the Ukrainian president and the UN Secretary-General

Putin shot missiles at Kyiv in the context of the meeting between Ukraine’s president and UN Secretary-General

As the Russian offensive continues in the Donbass region, the strike against the Ukrainian capital is taking place. 

Many areas were subject to heavy shelling on Thursday. This is because Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to make a significant battlefield victory in the nick of time for Victory Day. It’s one Russia’s most proud holidays.

Ukrainian officials reported Russian fire near Kharkiv, an eastern city that the Kremlin wants to capture, and in the Donbas. This is the industrial center of the east that the Kremlin seeks to seize. 

Ukrainian rebels took refuge in Mariupol (a ruined port city to the south), where they were attacked by concentrated bombing that killed or wounded many more. 

Officials warned of the possibility of dangerous diseases spreading from a city without safe drinking water.