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Putin poised to launch second ԀeαԀly missile strike on Kyiv ahead of NATO summit TOMORROW

VLADIMIR PUTIN is poised to launch another missile strike on Kyiv ahead of a NATO Summit tomorrow, a weαpσns expert has claimed.

Weαpσns expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon told Express.co.uk that Putin “will try and unsettle” Kyiv by “firing some of his few remaining precision-guided missiles”. This comes ahead of the NATO summit taking place in Madrid from tomorrow. Yesterday, the Russiαn President launched a missile αttαck on Kyiv just hours before world leaders met for a G7 summit in Germany.

The strike, launched in the early hours of the morning, hit at least two residential buildings, the city’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported.He confirmed that one man was kiIIed in the strike, while six other people, including a woman from Russiα, were taken to hospital with injuries.A seven-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble, Mr Klitschko said, confirming on Telegram that she is still alive.He said that more residents may still be trapped under the debris.

Putin is poised to launch a missile strike ahead of Tuesday’s NATO Summit, an expert has claimed (Image: Getty).This is the first αttαck on the Ukrαiniαn capital in three weeks, with missiles last striking the city on June 5.

Speaking after the αttαck on Kyiv, Mr Klitschko described it as an attempt to “intimidate Ukrαiniαns” ahead of the G7 meeting and the Madrid NATO summit.This is not the first time Putin’s forces have launched deadly strikes on Ukrαiniαn sites ahead of key world events. In March, Lviv was bσмbed by Russiαn forces just as US President Joe Biden delivered a major speech in Warsaw, which saw him declare that Putin “cannot remain in power”.

Putin launched a missile strike on Kyiv hours before world leaders met for a G7 Summit

This is the first αttαck on Kyiv in three weeks, with missiles last striking the city on June 5

In April, Putin bσмbed Kyiv just hours after UN chief António Guterres held a press conference with Ukrαiniαn President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the capital.Mr De Bretton-Gordon told Express.co.uk that Putin is likely to launch further strikes ahead of Tuesday’s summit, saying the Kremlin leader would “do almost anything” to prevent a defeat in Ukrαine.He claimed that the Russiαns are “running out of precision missiles” so Putin is being forced to use them “judiciously”.This means he may choose to fire them during this “really important week”, Mr De Bretton-Gordon said.

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When asked if Putin is likely to launch further strikes tomorrow, Mr De Bretton-Gordon said: “Yes – as over the weekend we had some strikes.“I think it would appear that they’re running out of precision missiles, cruise missiles – so he’s having to use them pretty judiciously.“So I would have thought that something like the Madrid summit where NATO is going to be talking about things like providing extra weaponry, long-range artillery for Ukrαine.” He added: “Things are finely balanced.

Mr De Bretton-Gordon claimed Putin is being forced to use his missiles ‘judiciously’ (Image: Getty)

“If NATO puts more effort, more weaponry into Ukrαine one can see over the next few weeks that Ukrαine is going to push the Russiαns back to the February 2022 border. “And that will be a failure for Putin, a failure for Russiα and one can see that the Russiαns and Putin will do almost anything to prevent that happening. “So I think it’s a really important week, and I’m sure Putin will try and unsettle those in Kyiv, and possibly Lviv as well, by firing some of his few remaining precision-guided missiles.”