Russia has launched a series of missile and artillery attacks on Ukraine in the second pre-dawn attack in three days. One person died in the Kherson region and 25 people – including three children – were injured in Dnipropetrovsk. Ukraine’s armed forces said 15 of 18 missiles fired were intercepted by the country’s air defence. One of the main targets was the city of Pavlohrad near Dnipro – a Russian-installed official said resources for a Ukrainian offensive were hit. Ukraine’s air defence systems have been strengthened in recent months as more Western equipment arrives in the country.