Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of the war in Ukraine.
Four people were injured by falling debris after Ukrainian air defences shot down eight ballistic missiles targeting Kyiv in the early hours of Monday, officials have said, in the latest Russian attack on the Ukrainian capital.
Four people received medical aid in the Darnitskyi district in the southeastern part of Kyiv, the capital’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said on Telegram while emergency services sent to the southwestern district of Holosiivskyi quickly doused a fire sparked when part of a missile fell on the roof of a residential building.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is heading to Washington, days after the Biden administration warned it would run out of money for aid for Ukraine within weeks due to feuding among US senators.
Republican senators last week blocked $106bn in emergency aid primarily for Ukraine and Israel after conservatives balked at the exclusion of immigration reforms that they had demanded as part of the package.
Here are the latest developments:
Zelenskiy’s office said he would arrive in Washington on Monday and that he would meet Biden during a working visit that would include “a series of meetings and discussions.” Zelenskiy has also been invited to address US senators on Tuesday morning in the Capitol, a Senate leadership aide said, while a private meeting between Zelenskiy and US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson will also be held in the Capitol on Tuesday, Johnson spokesperson Raj Shah said.
Zelenskiy attended the swearing-in of Argentina’s new president, Javier Milei, on his first official trip to Latin America where he is attempting to court support among developing nations. Milei welcomed the Ukrainian at the presidential palace after his inauguration. The two shared an extended hug, exchanged words and then Milei, who has said he intends to convert to Judaism, presented his Ukrainian counterpart with a menorah as a gift.
Zelenskiy said he had had a “frank” conversation with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán on the sidelines of the inauguration. “It was as frank as possible – and obviously, it was about our European affairs,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address. Orbán has threatened to block more EU aid for Ukraine as well as its membership accession talks.
Britain said it had delivered two mine-hunting ships to Ukraine. The mine hunters, originally HMS Grimsby and HMS Shoreham, were renamed Chernihiv and Cherkasy in Glasgow in June, and will help Ukraine to maintain a critical route for merchant shipping travelling across the Black Sea.
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