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Russia launches new wave of overnight drone attacks on Ukraine

Source: Meduza

Russia carried out a wave of drone attacks against Ukraine on the night of May 2–3, Ukraine’s Air Force Command reported.

According to officials, the Russian army launched a total of 26 Iranian-made Shahed drones in various Ukrainian regions, and Ukrainian air defenses managed to down 21 of them. The drones were reportedly launched from Russia’s Bryansk region and from the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov.

In Kyiv, where the attack was the third in the last six days, air defense forces shot down all of Russia’s drones, according to City Military Administration head Serhiy Popko.

Officials in the Dnipropetrovsk Region reported that seven drones were shot down, but that one of them damaged a government building, sparking a fire. Nobody was injured.

In the Mykolaiv region, a drone hit a private home, causing a fire, though there were no injuries there either. Another drone was shot down in the region, officials reported.

Three drones in the Kirovohrad region targeted an oil depot, according to Governor Andriy Raikovich.

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