UK says Russia struck rail infrastructure in Kyiv

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FILE PHOTO: Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Luhansk region

(Reuters) - Britain's defence ministry said that early on Sunday Russian air-launched cruise missiles struck rail infrastructure in Ukraine capital Kyiv.

Heavy fighting continues in the city of Sievierodonetsk and Russian forces are pushing towards Sloviansk, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a Twitter update.

President Vladimir Putin has warned he would strike new targets in Ukraine if western nations supplied the country with longer-range missiles.

In Sievierodonetsk, the main battlefield in the east, where Russia has concentrated its forces recently, Ukraine officials said a counterattack had retaken half of the city.

(Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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