Russia once again on Sunday directly attacked Kyiv and its environs, the first missile attack on the Ukrainian capital in more than a month and coming after Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to hit new targets if Ukraine receives long-range missiles from the US and other Western nations.

Kyiv had not been the target of Russian attacks since April 28, when UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres traveled to the Ukrainian capital to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

About 0300 GMT, Russia fired five X-22 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea toward Kyiv, the Ukrainian Military Command reported.