Russia-Ukraine war news: Kremlin blames Kyiv for drone strikes on Moscow

In a rare attack inside Russian territory, at least two residential buildings in Moscow were hit by drones on Tuesday morning, Moscow’s mayor said on Telegram. No one was seriously injured, the mayor said.

Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed without providing evidence that Ukraine was behind the drone strikes, which it called a “terrorist attack.” Kiev denied its involvement. The Washington Post could not independently verify the claims. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the attacks would provoke retaliation.

The attacks in Moscow came after Russia carried out its third airstrike in Kiev in 24 hours. Falling debris killed at least one person and injured at least four people in Kyiv, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said. The airstrike was on the 17th of this month, he said.

Here’s the latest on the war and its effects around the world.

US military veterans who have fallen in Ukraine: At least 16 Americans have died while fighting for Ukraine, Alex Horton and Dan Lamothe report. Survivors of the fallen say these Americans were inspired by the same ideals that motivated them to serve in the US military: love of freedom and contempt for tyranny.

Memorial Day, by tradition, is a remembrance of those who have fallen fighting America’s wars. This year, for these families, has stirred a complicated set of emotions as they consider the meaning of service under one flag and sacrifice under another.

Isobel Koshiw and Natalia Abbakumova contributed to this report.

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