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    UK to Supply Tanks; Russian Missiles Hit Across Ukraine

    UK to Supply Tanks; Russian Missiles Hit Across Ukraine

    (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday promised to provide tanks and artillery systems to , amid renewed missile attacks by targeting multiple Ukrainian cities for the first time in nearly two weeks.

    Nine people were killed and 64 others wounded in the southeastern city of Dnipro, where a Russian missile strike destroyed a section of an apartment building, said Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office.

    Infrastructure facilities were also hit in the western Lviv region and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, in the Odesa region on the Black Sea and in northeastern Kharkiv. Kyiv, the capital, was also targeted.

    Sunak made the pledge to provide Challenger 2 tanks and other artillery systems after speaking to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday, the British leader's Downing Street office said in a statement.

    It didn't say when the tanks would be delivered or how many. British media have reported that four British Challenger 2 main battle tanks will be sent to Eastern Europe immediately, with eight more to follow shortly after, without citing sources.

    Zelenskyy tweeted his thanks to Sunak on Saturday “for the decisions that will not only strengthen us on the battlefield, but also send the right signal to other partners.”

    Ukraine has for months sought to be supplied with heavier tanks, including the U.S. Abrams and the German Leopard 2 tanks,…

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