Russia launches overnight drone attack on Ukrainian regions
The Russian Armed Forces attacked Ukrainian territory with drones early on Friday. Ukraine’s Air Force Command reported that Russia launched 16 drones, 10 of which were successfully intercepted over Ukraine’s Mykolaiv, Kherson, and Kharkiv regions.
In the Kharkiv region, the attack damaged a hotel, several houses, a recreation center, and a cafeteria, wrote Governor Oleh Syniehubov. He added that a security guard was injured.
The Russian Defense Ministry, in turn, announced what it referred to as “an attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack” using drones on Russian targets.
According to the ministry’s statement, air defenses shot down a total of 19 drones over Russian regions and the Black Sea: two over the Kursk region, two over the Krasnodar region, five over the Bryansk region, four over the Oryol region, and six over the Black Sea.
Authorities in Oryol said the drones were targeting fuel and energy infrastructure in the region, reported RIA Novosti. In Russia’s Krasnodar region, there was a fire at an oil refinery early Friday. According to unconfirmed information, the fire was caused by a drone strike.
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