10 things you need to know today: October 11, 2022

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1. Biden, other world leaders condemn Russia missile strikes in Ukraine

World leaders on Monday condemned Russia's broad flurry of airstrikes on civilian areas across Ukraine, which left at least 14 people dead. Moscow said the attacks were retaliation for what Russian President Vladimir Putin described as a "terrorist" attack on a bridge connecting Russia to Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014. President Biden promised Ukraine air-defense systems, and said the strikes exposed "the utter brutality of Mr. Putin's illegal war." The United Nations General Assembly used an emergency session to discuss the matter. Ukraine's ambassador, Sergiy Kyslytsya, said Russia's recent illegal annexations of Ukrainian territory represents an "existential threat" to the U.N. charter. "The U.N. charter is clear," said Csaba Korosi, the emergency session's president. "Invading a neighbor is illegal."

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