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Russia Fires Heavy Salvo on Ukraine, Ruling Out Peace Talks

  • Ukraine reports more than 69 missiles launched by Russia
  • Lavrov says Russia will fight on despite battlefield setbacks
People rest in a subway station being used as a bomb shelter during a rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Dec. 29. 

People rest in a subway station being used as a bomb shelter during a rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Dec. 29. 

Photographer: Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

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Russia rained scores of missiles on Ukrainian cities in one of its heaviest barrages of the war, pressing further with a campaign to destroy civilian targets as Moscow spurned the prospects of talks to end the invasion.

In the 10th large-scale attack since September, President Vladimir Putin’s forces fired 69 cruise missiles, according to Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, Ukraine’s army commander-in-chief. Ukraine shot down 54, as well as 11 Iranian-made drones, officials said.