Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow claims shooting down 20 Kyiv drones over Crimea

By Stermy 2 Min Read

According to AFP, Russia announced on Saturday that it had successfully downed 20 unmanned Ukrainian drones near the Crimean peninsula, where Kyiv’s counteroffensive appeared to be concentrated.

The defense ministry reported that their air defense systems managed to take out 14 drones, while an additional six were neutralized through electronic warfare methods. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties or damage resulting from these actions.

A separate drone was intercepted in the Kaluga region, approximately 150 kilometers southwest of Moscow, as stated by Governor Vladislav Shapsha on Telegram.

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In a related development, officials in Moscow revealed on Friday that they had thwarted a drone targeting the capital city. This incident marked the latest in a series of recent attacks on Moscow.

The Ukrainian defense ministry confirmed that a Ukrainian drone was taken down over the western outskirts of Moscow. Fortunately, there were no casualties or damage incurred.

In a significant incident from July, Ukrainian drone strikes caused an explosion at an ammunition depot and inflicted damage on the bridge spanning the Kerch Strait, connecting the Crimean peninsula to the Russian mainland. It’s important to note that Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014.

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Meanwhile, in Ukraine, Russian attacks on Saturday led to the death of a police officer and left 12 others injured in the southern Zaporizhzhia region. Additionally, a separate fatality occurred in the Kharkiv region, as confirmed by local authorities.

Governor Sergiy Lysak reported that three Iranian-made Shahed drones were eliminated over Zaporizhzhia, while a missile strike targeted Kryvyi Rig, the hometown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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