Russia’s Defense Ministry says Russia thwarted an attack by 20 Ukrainian drones on Crimea annexed by Moscow overnight.
KYIV, Ukraine — Russia thwarted an attack by 20 Ukrainian drones targeting the Crimean peninsula annexed by Moscow overnight, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
The ministry said in a Telegram post that 14 drones were shot down by Russian air defenses and another six suffered electronic jamming. No casualties or damage were reported.
The overnight attacks come after three consecutive days of drone attacks on the Russian capital Moscow. Shooting drones at Russia, after more than 17 months of war, clearly doesn’t have much military value to Ukraine, but this strategy has unsettled the Russians and brought them the consequences of the conflict. sudden.
Drone attacks have increased in recent weeks in both Moscow and Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 – a move that most of the world considers illegal.
Kiev officials neither confirmed nor denied the possibility that Ukraine was involved in the attempted attacks.
In another development, Russia announced on Saturday that it had regained control of the village of Urozhaine in Ukraine’s easternmost Luhansk region in an overnight counterattack.
Regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said a 73-year-old woman was killed early Saturday morning in Russian shelling in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said one police officer was killed and 12 injured when a Russian air-guided bomb hit the city of Orikhiv in the partially occupied southern Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region. He said four of the injured were also policemen.
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