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Ukrainian Missile Strikes
At least 63 Russian troops were killed by Ukrainian strikes on a former vocational school being used as barracks and ammunition storage in the Russian-occupied eastern Donetsk region over the weekend, according to Russian officials. Ukrainian forces allegedly fired long-range missiles from a US-supplied HIMARS launch system (see 101). Ukrainian officials estimated the death toll closer to 400, one of the deadliest days for the Russian military since the war began.
The news came as Russia continued to bombard Ukrainian cities yesterday, with the Ukrainian military claiming it shot down at least 40 Russian drones and a cruise missile. Russia has launched a series of recent missile and drone attacks on the country, targeting civilian infrastructure. See updates on the war here.
Separately, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pledged just over $19B in aid to support Ukraine with necessities through the winter.