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Ukraine live briefing: 5 dead after missile barrage on cities, infrastructure across Ukraine

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Dozens of missiles rained down on several parts of Ukraine early Thursday, killing at least five people. According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia fired 81 missiles across the country, with critical infrastructure and residential buildings hit.

The five deaths were recorded in the western city of Lviv, the regional governor wrote on Telegram. The Kharkiv region was struck 15 times, its governor said on Telegram, and officials in Odessa said overnight that they were experiencing a “massive” missile attack. In Kyiv, air sirens rang for more than four hours, the regional military administration said on Telegram. A Washington Post reporter in the capital said the all-clear was given at 7:50 a.m. local time.

Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.

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David L. Stern contributed to this report.

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