Ukraine’s military said on Friday that it had repelled an overnight drone strike on the country, including in the capital Kyiv, a day after Russia launched a barrage of missiles at the affected country. devastating war.
“On the night of December 29-30, the enemy attacked Ukraine with an Iranian-made kamikaze drone,” the Ukrainian air force said in a statement on social media.
It added that a total of 16 drones were launched from the southeast and north directions and that they were destroyed “all” by Ukraine’s air defenses.
In the capital Kyiv, the city government announced an aerial warning at 2:12 a.m. local time (2412 GMT), lasting just over two hours.
Mayor Vitali Klitschko later said the capital was hit with seven drones: two were shot down “on approach” and five flew over the city.
There were no casualties, he added, but falling debris damaged the windows of two buildings in a southwestern neighborhood.
On Thursday morning, explosions were reported across Ukraine – including in Kiev, the second city of Kharkiv in the east and the western city of Lviv near the border with Poland.
Ukraine’s military said Russia launched 69 cruise missiles, 54 of which were shot down.
The attacks came 10 months after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. In recent months, Russian air strikes have targeted the energy grid, exposing millions of people to midwinter frosts.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said most areas were without power after Thursday’s attack.
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