Russia launched a number of waves of drone assaults on Kyiv early on Sunday (Nov 19) for the second night time in row, stepping up its assaults on the Ukrainian capital after a number of weeks of pause, the town’s navy administration mentioned.
“The enemy’s UAVs (unmanned aerial automobiles) have been launched in lots of teams and attacked Kyiv in waves, from totally different instructions, on the similar time continuously altering the vectors of motion alongside the route,” Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv’s navy administration, mentioned on the Telegram messaging app.
“That’s the reason the air raid alerts have been introduced a number of instances within the capital.”
Ukraine’s Air Power mentioned its air defence techniques destroyed 15 of 20 Russia-launched Shahed kamikaze drones over Kyiv, Poltava and Cherkasy areas.
There had been no preliminary reviews of “essential harm” or casualties, Popko mentioned earlier. He additionally mentioned that near 10 of the drones have been downed over Kyiv and its outskirts.
Cherkasy Governor Ihor Taburets mentioned on Telegram that particles “barely broken” 5 homes however no folks have been injured. Kyiv’s area Governor Ruslan Kravchenko mentioned an infrastructure object was broken within the area. There have been no casualties.
Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the reviews. There was no quick remark from Russia.
Russia began finishing up strikes on Ukraine’s power, navy and transport infrastructure in October 2022, six months after Moscow’s troops didn’t take over the capital and withdrew to Ukraine’s east and south.
Final winter Russia pounded Ukraine with tons of of missiles and drones, leaving tens of millions with out electrical energy, heating and water through the coldest months of the yr, earlier than easing the assaults in the summertime.
After a pause of 52 days, Moscow resumed air strikes on Kyiv this month. On Saturday, Ukrainian officers mentioned all drones heading in the direction of Kyiv have been destroyed however some hit infrastructure services elsewhere in Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and different officers have warned that Russia would resume its large-scale bombardments of Ukrainian civilian infrastructure through the winter months.