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3 dead, several injured as Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine, Jan 3 (EFE).- At least three people have died and 11 others were injured in Ukraine in the latest massive attack launched by Russia, the second of the new year, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday.

Russian missiles targeted eight regions in the east, south and north of the country, according to local authorities quoted by the Kyiv Independent.

The mass attack came as Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that the next European Union-Ukraine summit would take place in Kyiv on February 3 to discuss military and financial support to the war-torn nation.

“The parties discussed expected results of the next Ukraine-EU summit to be held on February 3 in Kyiv and agreed to intensify preparatory work,” Ukraine’s presidential office said after Zelenskyy spoke with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen over the phone.

The leaders discussed the delivery of weapons and the launch of a new €18 billion financial aid program for Ukraine, which the European Parliament adopted in December.

On the battlefield, Moscow troops struck the southern Kherson region 79 times killing two people and injuring nine, Kherson governor Yaroslav Yanushevych said, according to the Kyiv news outlet.

Russian forces also killed one person in Bakhmut, injured another in Druzhkivka and another in Kramatorsk (all in Eastern Ukraine), Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said on Telegram.

Two overnight attacks in the southern Dnipropetrovsk region with at least 20 shells dropped over the city of Nikopol and the hamlet of Pokrovske were reported by Valentyn Reznichenko, the regional governor.

Meanwhile, the southern Zaporizhzhia regional government reported that Russian attacks had affected the civilian infrastructure of 19 settlements.

The Russian army also launched missiles on Ochakiv, on the Black Sea coast, in the Mykolaiv region, Vitaliy Kim, the regional governor, said. EFE


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