Zelenskyy hailed the dismissal of top members of the nation's security and law enforcement agencies as part of a process of "self-purification."
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The mayor of the Donetsk city of Kramatorsk said Russian forces had fired missiles at the city center in an air strike on Thursday and that at least one person was killed and six wounded.
Ukraine said it had driven Russian forces off the island after an artillery and missile assault, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailing the strategic win.
The U.S. is providing Ukraine with high mobility artillery rocket systems after Ukraine gave "assurances" they will not use the missiles to strike inside Russia.