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Russia escalates attacks in Ukraine

# Russian shelling of energy infrastructure led to power outages overnight in the Ukrainian regions of Sumy and Kharkiv that border Russia. Moscow has intensified strikes on Ukraine’s energy facilities in recent months, knocking out a significant chunk of production, and triggering blackouts and energy rationing across the country. Kyiv says Moscow is escalating attacks ahead of nationwide celebrations on Thursday, when Russia marks victory in World War II, and while Ukraine awaits the arrival of crucial weapons supplies from the United States.