Russian missiles hit a residential area in Kyiv on Sunday, shattering the relative calm in the capital city, and prompting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for more support for Ukraine during the G7 meeting in Germany.

The missiles hit a nine-story residential area in the central Shevchenkivskiy district, requiring emergency services to rush into the area to save residents and minimize the potential casualties of the incident, according to al-Jazeera.

“Ambulances and rescuers are onsite. In two buildings, the rescue and evacuation of residents is underway,” Mayor Vitali Klitschko said. “Some of the inhabitants have been evacuated, two wounded people have been hospitalized.”

Police said that at least one person has died and five people had been wounded or injured by the missile strike. People are believed to still be trapped underneath the rubble in Kyiv, which the government is attempting to extract.

The missile attack is the first such attack in the capital of Ukraine since June 5, when Russian forces attempted to attack a factory on the outskirts of the city and injured one person. This news also comes as Russian forces take control of Severodonetsk, the last remaining stronghold of the eastern Luhansk region.

The escalating attacks in the Russia-Ukraine war has prompted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to call for the West to remain united and to continue helping Ukraine. He will reportedly bring up the issue of supplies during the G7 meeting in Germany, according to CNN.

“And if we let Putin get away with it, and just annex, conquer sizable parts of a free, independent, sovereign country, which is what he is poised to do ... then the consequences for the world are absolutely catastrophic,” Johnson said.

Johnson is pushing for the G7 countries to help in ensuring that the grain supplies of Ukraine are able to leave the country, especially amidst a blockade by Russia, which is reportedly blocking the grain as a way of ensuring famine in developing nations and building support for their side of the war, the Guardian reported.

“You can see the consequences, the lessons that will be drawn,” Johnson said. “That is what is ultimately disastrous, not just for democracy and for the independence of countries, but for economic stability.”

A missile attacked a nine-story residential building in Kyiv on Sunday, the first such attack in over a month--and a sign to many of Russia's continued escalation of attacks against the country. SERGEI SUPINSKY/Getty Images.

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