Russia says downed Ukrainian drones over three regions

AFP , Sunday 26 Nov 2023

Russia said Sunday it had downed Ukrainian drones over three regions, the day after Kyiv reported what it called the largest drone attack on Ukraine since Moscow launched its offensive in February last year.

This handout photograph taken and released by Ukrainian Emergency Service on November 25, 2023, shows a rescuer working at the site of a drone attack in Kyiv. AFP


Moscow said the drone attacks hit regions bordering Ukraine and some further into Russia and close to Moscow.

"Air defence destroyed four Ukranian drones over the territory of the Bryansk, Smolensk and Tula regions," Russia's defence ministry said in a statement.

Earlier on Sunday, Russia also said some drones were shot down over the Moscow region.

On Saturday, Ukraine said Moscow had launched 75 drones onto the country, mostly aimed at Kyiv.

The attack came as Kyiv marked Holodomor, the starvation that killed millions in Ukraine during the Stalin-era.

Ukraine has hit Russian regions and annexed Crimea with drones for months, launching a counter-offensive this summer to push back Russian forces.

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