Russian missiles struck Kyiv shortly after the meeting, Ukrainian officials said.
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Ukrainian officials said Russia fired missiles into Kyiv on Thursday — as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited the capital city to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
"Russia [struck] Kyiv with cruise missiles right when [Guterres] and Bulgarian PM [Kiril Petkov] visit our capital," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote in a tweet.
The UN chief met with Zelenskyy just two days after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
Before his meeting in Kyiv, Guterres also toured the areas around Kyiv that were the target of Russian bombardment earlier in the war.
"There was an attack on Kyiv... it shocked me, not because I'm here but because Kyiv is a sacred city for Ukrainians and Russians alike," he said. »