Early on 2 June 2023, the Russian military launched multiple missiles and drones at the capital Kyiv. Ukrainian officials claim the city’s air defense system intercepted 15 cruise missiles and 21 drones over the city. Falling debris from destroyed projectiles injured two people. The Russian military has notably increased the frequency of its aerial attacks targeting Kyiv and central Ukraine since the beginning of May as Ukrainian forces prepare for a major counteroffensive against the Russian invasion.