KYIV, Ukraine — Dozens of missiles rained down on several parts of Ukraine early Thursday, killing at least six people. President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian missiles hit critical infrastructure and residential buildings across the country. Ukraine’s armed forces said air defenses intercepted 34 of the 81 Russian missiles and four Iranian-made Shahed drones.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said it carried out the “massive retaliation strike” after an attack on Bryansk, a Russian village close to the Ukrainian border last week. Moscow blamed Kyiv for the attack; Ukraine denied involvement. A group of Ukraine-based Russian far-right fighters claimed responsibility for the incursion.
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Ables reported from Seoul, Bisset from London and Dixon from Riga, Latvia. Natalia Abbakumova in Riga and Aaron Gregg contributed to this report.
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