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Ukraine Latest: Russian Planes Lost; McDonald’s Returns to Kyiv

Smoke seen from the beach at Saky after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea, on Aug. 9.
Smoke seen from the beach at Saky after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea, on Aug. 9.Source: UGC/AP Photos
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russian forces lost nine combat aircraft in Crimea this week, as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suggested the reconstruction of Ukraine will be bigger than the post-World War II Marshall Plan.   

Speaking at an international donors conference in Copenhagen, Zelenskiy urged more funding and weapons for Kyiv. “The sooner we stop Russia, the sooner we can feel safe,” he said. Estonia imposed tough new restrictions on visas for Russian nationals, even as Germany signaled it didn’t want a European Union-wide ban.