Ukraine updates: Russian drone assault hits infrastructure

Russian forces launched a significant in a single day drone assault on Ukrainian infrastructure services within the south and north of the nation, the Ukrainian navy mentioned on Saturday.

Ukrainian air protection says it shot down 29 out of 38 Iranian-made Shahed drones – also called “kamikaze drones” – launched from Russian territory in an assault that lasted from 20:00 on Friday evening till 04:00 on Saturday morning, and constituted the most important drone assault in over six weeks.

In the south, the regional navy command mentioned on the Telegram messaging app that an power infrastructure facility was hit close to Odesa, whereas an administrative constructing was additionally broken, wounding one civilian.

In Ukraine’s northern Chernihiv area on the border with Russia and Belarus, two infrastructure buildings had been broken, whereas all drones focusing on the capital, Kyiv, had been shot down.

Both Russia and Ukraine have made intensive use of assault and reconnaissance drones all through the 21-month battle.

Last winter, Russian strikes left thousands and thousands of Ukrainians with out energy for hours in sub-zero temperatures, a tactic Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he expects to be repeated this winter.

He advised reporters on Thursday that Russia was “accumulating” missiles. While he mentioned Ukraine didn’t have “100 percent protection,” he mentioned the nation’s air defenses had been higher than final yr.