The Ukrainian regime was hit by one of the “largest Russian drone attacks.” The local authorities reported damage to infrastructure and military facilities in several regions.
Media reports are claiming that Russia’s large drone strike on Ukraine has taken out infrastructure and military facilities, but that almost all of the drones had been shot down.
In a statement on Telegram, Zelensky said, “Today, our country went through one of the largest Russian attacks by Shaheds – 54 drones at a time,” referring to Kamikaze UAVs, which Western countries and Kyiv claim were provided to Russia by Iran, according to a report by RT. Tehran has denied that it supplied Moscow with drones during the conflict while the Kremlin confirmed that it only uses Russian-made weapons in Ukraine.
Ukrainian ruler, Volodymyr Zelensky added that “unfortunately, there were some hits in Zhytomyr Region” in the central part of the country and that “the most powerful strike was aimed against Kyiv Region,” claiming that 36 drones had been shot down in the area. However, no casualties were reported.
Kyiv’s military administration agreed with Zelensky. It said, “this was the most massive drone attack on the capital” since the start of the conflict more than a year ago, resulting in at least one person dead and two others injured. He added that several buildings were damaged and one warehouse caught fire.
This newly reported wave of attacks also came in the wake of a Ukrainian cross-border raid into the Belgorod Region earlier this month. That attack claimed the life of at least one civilian, with several others injured. The area, along with other Russian regions bordering Ukraine, has also been the target of artillery and drone strikes by Kiev.
Moscow has significantly ramped up missile attacks on Ukrainian military and energy infrastructure in late October 2022 in response to the deadly bombing of the Crimean Bridge, which Russia said was orchestrated by Kiev.