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    Russia Attacks Targets Across Ukraine with Missiles and Drones as EU’s Top Diplomat Visits Kyiv

    Russia Attacks Targets Across Ukraine with Missiles and Drones as EU's Top Diplomat Visits Kyiv

    KYIV, Ukraine — fired cruise and ballistic missiles and Shahed-type drones at six regions across Ukraine on Wednesday morning, authorities reported, killing at least five civilians and injuring almost 40 others, including a pregnant woman.

    The attacks hit at least three major cities, including the capital Kyiv, where the European Union's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, was discussing aid and financial support for Ukraine. He said he started his day in an raid shelter, calling it part of Ukraine's “daily reality” after almost two years of war.

    The West's help is desperately needed by Ukraine, which is struggling with ammunition and personnel shortages. Some long-term foreign funding is also in doubt as the latest effort to clinch a deal on Ukraine aid in the U.S. Senate collapsed Tuesday.

    Though the roughly 1,500-kilometer (900-mile) front line has barely budged in recent months, the Kremlin's forces have the upper hand in stocks of missiles and artillery ammunition used for long-range strikes. Russia has repeatedly used missiles to blast civilian targets during the conflict.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said last month that air defense and electronic warfare systems that can stop drones are Kyiv's top priorities.

    Ukraine's Armed Forces said they intercepted 44 drones and missiles out of 64 that were launched in the morning attack.

    The Russian Defense Ministry said it used long-range…

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