An overnight Russian missile strike hit an airfield near the city of Kropyvnytskyi in central Ukraine, authorities in Kyiv said on Sunday morning. 

"Six missiles and five attack drones" were launched by Russia, Ukrainian air force spokesman Yuriy Ignat said on television.

"Unfortunately, not all of them were destroyed. Of the six, four were destroyed by air defence and two hit the operational airfield near Kropyvnytskyi," he said.

Ignat gave no details on any casualties or damage to equipment or buildings.

Later on Sunday, the Russian army said it hit Ukrainian military airfields with long-range weapons.

"Today at night, the armed forces of the Russian Federation carried out a group strike with long-range precision-guided air-launched weapons against enemy targets at military airfields," it said in a statement.


Elsewhere, a two-year-old girl has been killed and 22 other people injured after a Russian missile hit a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro.

The attack late on Saturday evening partially destroyed a pair of two-storey buildings as well as 10 private homes, a shop and a gas pipeline, authorities said.

Kyiv was also targeted overnight. The head of the local military administration said the capital's air defences repelled several missiles and drones, all of them being downed before reaching the skies above the city.

"According to preliminary information, not a single aerial target reached the capital," Serhiy Popko wrote on Telegram on Sunday. 

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"The air defence forces destroyed everything heading towards the city at long distance. For the second night in a row, the residents of Kyiv did not hear the sounds of explosions overhead." 

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