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Ukraine Latest: Russia Holds 3,000 POWs, Zelenskiy Adviser Says

A rocket is intercepted in Kyiv, Ukraine on Dec. 29.

A rocket is intercepted in Kyiv, Ukraine on Dec. 29.

Photographer: Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia had confirmed that it was holding more than 3,000 prisoners of war. She added that 15,000 people were missing, many of them civilians. 

Russia unleashed one of the most intense missile barrages of the war, targeting major Ukrainian cities including the capital, Kyiv, and Lviv in the west near Poland.