Russia attacked last night with iranian drones the Ukrainian capital for the sixth time since the beginning of the month and launched dozens more on other regions of the country, according to the kyiv Military Administration and the Ukrainian Air Force.
“The sixth airstrike against kyiv since the beginning of the month,” noted the head of the kyiv Military Administration, Sergui Popkoon his Telegram channel.
He indicated that Russia has returned to the tactics of last May when it constantly combined and alternated the types of air strikes between drones and cruise missiles.
“Tonight, after three days of ballistic threats, the enemy again launched Shahed (Iranians) on the capital. The unmanned aerial vehicles attacked in groups, in waves and from different directions. All enemy targets were destroyed by air defense forces and means,” Popko assured.
He explained that no one was injured in the city as a result of the action of the anti-aircraft defense and falling fragments.
Popko also sent a message to the population of the capital by stating that “The enemy has intensified air strikes against the main city of the country and therefore I ask all residents of kyiv not to ignore the anti-aircraft alarms and always follow the security instructions.”
The Ukrainian Air Force noted that at night Russia attacked the country from three directions with a total of 31 Shahed-136/131 drones, of which all but one were intercepted.
“As a result of military operations, 30 Shahed were destroyed within the borders of the Dnipropetrovsk, kyiv, Vinitsa, Chernihiv, Sumi, Poltava, Cherkasy, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Mikolayiv and Khmelnitsky“he wrote on Telegram.
The head of the Military Administration of the southern region of Kherson, Oleksandr Prokudin, stated in the same application that three people, two men aged 51 and 55 and a doctor who was on duty at a medical center when fragments of the drones fell, they were injured.
In addition, there was “an impact near an infrastructure facility,” which was damaged, he explained.
For its part, the Ukrainian army stated on Saturday that it had repelled a new Russian attack with drones, and shot down 30 of the 31 devices launched against various regions of the country.
“In total, 31 Shahed-136/131 attack drones were used in the attack, which the occupiers sent to different regions of Ukraine”the air force indicated in a statement.
Some of the drones were directed against the capital kyiv, the southern Kherson region or the western Khmelnytsky area.
Russian authorities reported the death of one person in Ukrainian shelling in the occupied part of the Kherson region.
The governor of the Russian region of Belgorod, Vyacheslav Gladkov, reported 41 Ukrainian bombings in the last 24 hours, in this territory bordering Ukraine that is often the target of attacks.
The Russian military claimed late Friday that it shot down 26 Ukrainian drones in a two-hour period over the annexed Crimean peninsula. Hours earlier, six of these devices were directed against the Russian region of Kursk.
This type of drone attacks happens almost daily on both sides of the front, and the number of devices used increases every month.
(With information from EFE and AFP)