He ukrainian army successfully repelled a new Russian drone attack on kyivalthough the remains of the artifacts fell on the capital with no casualties reported.
“Tonight the attacker carried out a new massive attack with drones”, wrote on Telegram the head of the kyiv civil and military administration, Sergi Popko.
“All the devices detected were shot down by the city’s air defense,” he said, after specifying that the attack was with Shahed-type drones.
“The enemy is trying with all its might to inflict damage on key targets in kyiv at the same time trying to deplete our air defense resources. Furthermore, in this way, the Russians seek to keep the civilian population in deep psychological tension. That is why they attack kyiv from the air almost every dayPopko added.
“kyiv was not hit by any attack”, said the official, although he admitted that the remains of the devices caused at least one fire, contained shortly after, on the roof of a building in the district of Dniprovskyi without causing casualties.
Other debris fell on various streets in the districts of Darnytskyi, Pechersk and Solomyanskyi, Popko pointed out.
At 0045 (local time), the Ukrainian army announced that Shahed drones were heading to the kyiv region.
Authorities reported explosions at the site, as well as in Chernighiv (north center).
He Mariupol city council-in-exileoccupied by Russia, also reported explosions in the city located on the Azov Sea.
Air defense systems were activated in the regions of kyiv and Chernighivaccording to the army.
According to Popko, this is the 11th air strike against kyiv since the beginning of May.
Meanwhile, the President of the United States, Joe Bideninformed this Friday that his country will support the joint effort to train Ukrainian pilots in handling fourth-generation aircraftincluding F-16 fighters, he confirmed to the news agency EFE a senior American official.
The training of the Ukrainian pilots will take place outside Ukraine and in different parts of Europe, detailed the aforementioned source.
According to that official, the United States expects the training to begin in the coming weeks and take several months to complete.
Although the training will begin in a relatively short time, The United States and its allies have not yet decided when the F-16s will be sent to Ukraine.how many will be shipped and which country will provide them.
According to the aforementioned official, the United States and its allies will now enter a new phase in which they will have to decide those details, while at the same time progress is made in the training of Ukrainian pilots.
Biden’s decision is intended to send a “powerful signal” to Russia about the West’s commitment to Ukraine’s “sovereignty, independence and security” as well as its ability to defend against future attacks, the official said.
“I welcome the historic decision by the US and Joe Biden to support an international coalition of fighter jets. This will greatly improve our army in the sky. I look forward to discussing the practical application of this decision at the G7 summit in Hiroshima,” Zelensky tweeted.
(With information from AFP and Europa Press)
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