Russia launches overnight drone attack on Kyiv

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Russia has launched an overnight drone attack on Kyiv and the surrounding region after a 12-day break.

Ukrainian military officials said the attack included eight Iranian-made Shahed drones and three cruise missiles which were shot down on their approach.

“Another enemy attack on Kyiv,” Serhiy Popko, a colonel general who heads Kyiv’s military administration, said in a post on the Telegram channel.

Three private houses were damaged as a result of falling drone debris in the Kyiv region, injuring one person, the military head of the region, Ruslan Kravchenko, said on his Facebook page.

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Witnesses heard blasts resembling the sound of air defence systems hitting targets. There was no immediate information about the scale of the attack.

Kyiv, its surrounding region and a number of central and eastern Ukraine’s regions were under air raid alerts for about an hour after 2 a.m. local time (2300 GMT).

 

Source Reuters