Russian air defences intercept Ukrainian drones over 4 areas inside its territory, together with Moscow, a day after its assault on Kyiv.
Russian air defences have intercepted Ukrainian drones over a number of areas inside its territory, together with Moscow, only a day after Kyiv reported the “largest drone assault” on Ukraine since Moscow invaded the nation in February final yr.
“Air defence destroyed 4 Ukrainian drones over the territory of the Bryansk, Smolensk and Tula areas,” Russia’s Ministry of Defence mentioned in an announcement on Sunday. Earlier, Russia mentioned some drones have been shot down over the Moscow area.
The Russian military mentioned it had additionally downed two Ukrainian missiles headed for Russia over the Sea of Azov, between the 2 international locations.
Ukraine, in the meantime, mentioned its air defence had downed eight out of 9 drones over the nation on Sunday.
On Saturday, Ukraine mentioned Moscow had launched 75 drones into the nation, largely aimed on the capital.
The assault got here as Kyiv marked Holodomor, the Soviet-engineered hunger tragedy that killed tens of millions of Ukrainians in the course of the Stalin period.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy known as the assault an act of “willful terror”, saying “the Russian management is pleased with the truth that it may kill”.
Ukraine has hit Russian areas and the annexed Crimean Peninsula with drones for months, launching a counteroffensive this summer season to push again Russian forces.
Russia annexed Crimea and backed separatists in jap Ukraine after the pro-Moscow authorities of President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown following a well-liked rebellion in 2014.