Russia downs 20 drones over Crimea following a spate of attacks on Moscow

Russia’s Defense Ministry says Russia thwarted an attack by 20 Ukrainian drones on Crimea annexed by Moscow overnight.

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Police and emergency vehicles park next to the wreckage of a drone that crashed near the Karamyshevskaya embankment following a reported drone attack in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, the 11th. August 2023. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said a drone crashed west of Moscow after being shot down by an air defense system. Sobyanin said no one was injured when the drone crashed near the Karamyshevskaya embankment and that there was no serious damage. Russian social media channels have shared videos of what they say is a drone flying low above Moscow and smoke rising over the Moscow River. (AP Photo)

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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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Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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