Ukraine shoots down 10 missiles, over 20 drones in Russian assaults By Reuters


© Reuters. Smoke rises within the sky over the town after a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine Could 26, 2023. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich


(Reuters) – Ukraine shot down 10 missiles and over 20 drones launched by Russia in in a single day assaults on the capital Kyiv, the town of Dnipro and jap areas, Ukrainian officers stated on Friday.

Russia has intensified missile and drone assaults on Ukraine this month, primarily attacking logistics and infrastructure amenities earlier than an anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive.

The Ukrainian air drive stated it had shot down 10 missiles fired from the Caspian Sea, 23 Iranian-made Shahed drones and two reconnaissance drones.

It stated a complete of 17 missiles and 31 drones had been launched in the course of the assaults, which began at round 10:00 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Thursday and continued till 5:00 a.m. on Friday.

A number of drones and a number of other missiles hit targets within the Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk areas, officers stated.

There was no speedy phrase of any deaths.

“It was a really tough evening. It was loud – the enemy launched a mass assault on the area with missiles and drones,” Serhiy Lysak, the Dnipropetrovsk regional governor, stated on the Telegram messaging app. “Dnipro has suffered.”

Lysak stated a number of homes, vehicles, and personal corporations, together with a transport firm and a fuel station, had been broken.

Officers in Kyiv stated the roof of a shopping center, a personal home and a number of other vehicles had been broken. The governor of the Kharkiv area additionally reported harm to a number of non-public homes and industrial amenities.

Russia, which started its full-scale invasion 15 months in the past, has launched lots of of missile assaults since final October, in search of to destroy essential infrastructure and energy amenities.

It has shifted the main focus of its missile strikes to attempt to disrupt preparation for a Ukrainian counterattack, navy officers have stated.

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