Ukrainian navy says its defences shot down 15 out of 20 Iranian-made Shahed drones in a single day.
Russia has launched a number of waves of drone assaults on the Kyiv, Poltava and Cherkasy areas of Ukraine, stepping up its assaults on the Ukrainian capital after a number of weeks of respite, in line with Ukrainian officers.
“The enemy’s UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] had been launched in lots of teams and attacked Kyiv in waves, from completely different instructions, on the identical time consistently altering the vectors of motion alongside the route,” Serhiy Popko, the pinnacle of Kyiv’s navy administration, stated in a message on Telegram messaging app early on Sunday.
“That’s the reason the air raid alerts had been introduced a number of occasions within the capital.”
Popko stated preliminary data indicated that Ukraine’s air defence methods downed 10 Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones in Kyiv and the town’s outskirts.
There have been no preliminary stories of “essential harm” or casualties, he stated.
The Ukrainian Air Drive stated on its official Fb web page on Sunday morning that Russia attacked the Ukrainian territories from its Kursk area.
It stated air defences shot down 15 out of 20 drones that carried out the strikes.
The stories couldn’t independently be verified and there was no quick remark from Russia.
Intensified Russian assaults anticipated
Russia started finishing up strikes on Ukraine’s vitality, navy and transport infrastructure in October 2022, six months after Moscow’s troops did not take over the capital and withdrew to Ukraine’s east and south.
Final winter, Russia pounded Ukraine with a whole lot of missiles and drones, leaving millions without electricity, heating and water in the course of 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 earlier this month. On Saturday, Ukrainian officers stated all drones heading in the direction of Kyiv had been destroyed, however some hit infrastructure services elsewhere in Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and different officers have warned that Russia will resume its large-scale bombardment of Ukrainian civilian infrastructure in the course of the winter months.
In his every day video message on Saturday night, Zelenskyy introduced new steps to bolster Ukraine’s air defences within the coming weeks.
“The nearer we get to winter, the higher Russia’s efforts might be to step up its assaults,” Zelenskyy stated.