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Ukraine Claims Overnight Drone Strikes By Russia, Destroyed All Of Them

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A day after Russia launched a volley of missiles at the war-torn nation, Ukraine’s army said on Friday that it successfully repulsed a nocturnal drone attack on the country, including on the capital Kyiv. “On the night of December 29-30, the enemy attacked Ukraine with Iranian-made kamikaze drones,” Ukraine’s air force said.

It continued by saying that 16 drones were launched in the southeast and the north and that Ukraine’s air defense “completely” destroyed them. At 2:12 a.m. local time (2412 GMT), the city of Kyiv issued an air alert that lasted slightly over two hours.

Seven drones were used to assault the capital, according to Mayor Vitali Klitschko, of which two were shot down “on approach” and five were flown above the city. No one was hurt, but the falling debris broke windows in two buildings in a neighborhood in the southwest, he continued. Blasts were reported around Ukraine on Thursday morning, including in Kyiv, Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, and Lviv, a western city close to the Polish border.

According to the Ukrainian army, Russia had launched 69 cruise missiles, 54 of which were intercepted. Ten months into Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, the strikes began. The electricity grid has recently been the focus of Russian attacks, leaving millions of people without heat in the dead of winter. According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy president of Ukraine, most regions are still without electricity due to the strike on Thursday.

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