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Ukraine war live updates: 13 Russian missiles shot down as Kyiv comes under fire; Zelenskyy vows to ‘clear the Black Sea'

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Ukraine’s air force announced that it destroyed 13 out of 26 missiles launched by Russia. The attack included one Iskander ballistic missile and 10 cruise missiles. Kyiv reported an overnight offensive on the capital, with missiles coming from different directions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed countering the threat from Russian drones in a meeting with military officials. Zelenskyy highlighted the importance of Ukraine’s domestic production of electronic air defense and warfare systems. NATO expressed hopes for the approval of a U.S. aid package for Ukraine. Russian forces launched another missile attack on Kyiv, but no casualties or major damage were reported. A Ukrainian drone struck a Russian oil depot in Kursk, causing a fire. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin pledged continued support for Ukraine. The Ukrainian military published a video claiming to show an attack on a Russian warship in the Black Sea.