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    Russia Hits Targets Across Ukraine with Missiles, Drones

    Russia Hits Targets Across Ukraine with Missiles, Drones

    , — Russia unleashed strategic bombers, killer drones and rockets in a barrage of attacks across Ukraine early Friday, as a military push by that Kyiv says has been brewing for days appeared to pick up pace ahead of the one-year anniversary of its invasion.

    The Kremlin's forces focused their bombardments on Ukraine's industrial east, especially the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces that make up the industrial Donbas region where fighting has recently been most intense, the Ukrainian military said. Moscow-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces there since 2014.

    But the barrage went further, also taking aim at the capital, Kyiv, and Lviv, near Ukraine's Western border with Poland. It also struck critical infrastructure in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest in the northeast. Seven people were wounded there, two of them seriously, regional Governor Oleh Syniehubov said.

    Air raid sirens went off across much of the country.

    The bombardments could be an effort by Russia to soften up Ukraine's defenses ahead of a ground assault, which Kyiv believes Moscow is planning in the east where the Kremlin is striving to secure areas it has illegally annexed and where it claims its rule is welcomed.

    In the Donetsk region, local Ukrainian officials reported that the Russian military deployed additional troops and launched offensive operations. “There is a daily escalation and Russian…

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