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Kyiv hit by wave of deadly drone strikes

Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has called on the EU to sanction Iran for supplying Russia with drones – a claim Tehran denies. At least four people died in a wave of Russian drone strikes on Kyiv on Monday.

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