10 things you need to know today: October 17, 2022

Russia attacks Kyiv with kamikaze drones as Ukraine shells Russian border region, Parisians protest France's rising living costs, and more

Drone strike in Kyiv
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1. Russia attacks Kyiv with kamikaze drones

Russian forces hit Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, with Iranian-made kamikaze drones on Monday, a week after a flurry of Russian airstrikes killed 19 people across the country. Drones hit the Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv hours before the Kyiv attacks. The drone strikes, which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said were terrorizing civilians, came as more than a dozen explosions hit the occupied Ukrainian city of Donetsk and Russia's Belgorod border region, a staging ground for Russia's Ukraine invasion. Those strikes, which Russia blamed on Ukrainian shelling, came as Russia continued an unpopular draft of more troops to send to the front. On Saturday, two men killed 11 Russian soldiers at a Belgorod military range before being killed by return fire.

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