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    Zelenskyy Says Ukraine Has Developed a Long-Range Weapon, a Day After a Strike Deep Inside Russia

    Zelenskyy Says Ukraine Has Developed a Long-Range Weapon, a Day After a Strike Deep Inside Russia

    KYIV, — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday his country has developed a weapon that hit a target 700 kilometers (400 miles) away, in an apparent reference to the previous day's strike on an airport in western .

    Zelenskyy said on his Telegram channel the weapon was produced by Ukraine's Ministry of Strategic Industries but gave no other details.

    On Wednesday, a four-hour wave of drones that blamed on Ukraine hit an airport near Russia's border with Estonia and , damaging four Il-76 military transport planes, according to local reports.

    The airport is in Russia's Pskov region, about 700 kilometers (400 miles) north of the Ukrainian border.

    In all, six Russian regions were targeted in the barrage amid the 18-month war.

    The Associated Press was unable to determine whether the drones were launched from Ukraine or inside Russia.

    Kyiv officials normally neither claim nor deny responsibility for attacks on Russian soil, though they sometimes refer obliquely to them. Zelenskyy's remark was the clearest hint that Ukraine was behind the strike.

    The attack forced the closure of Pskov airport, though it reopened Thursday, according to Russian transport officials.

    Another drone intercepted overnight near Moscow resulted in flight delays at several airports around the Russian capital, officials said Thursday. No injuries were reported.

    Russian news agency Interfax reported,…

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