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Russia fires more missiles at Ukraine, hits energy infrastructure

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Five people were killed on Saturday when Russia fired new wave of missiles at Ukraine. The missiles targeted an apartment block in the eastern city of Dnipro, Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa. The missiles hit the energy infrastructure of Ukraine resulting in ,most of the cities losing power.

The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian attacks on civilian targets could be stopped only if Ukraine's Western partners supplied necessary weapons. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the Challengers, the British army's main battle tank, would help Kyiv's forces "push Russian troops back".

The strike in Dnipro injured around 40 people, including seven children, Ukrainian officials said, in what is likely to be the worst attack in months. Mr Zelensky said debris clearance in Dnipro would continue all night: "We are fighting for every person, every life.” He further added that the energy infrastructure facilities hit on Saturday that the most difficult situation was in the Kharkiv and Kyiv regions.

The Ukrainian state energy company Ukrenergo earlier said round-the-clock consumption limits had been set for all regions until midnight local time.

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