‘Attempted terror attack’: Russia says it shot down 20 Ukrainian drones targeting Crimea


Russia announced on Saturday that it had shot down 20 Ukrainian drones targeting the Crimean peninsula, which it annexed in 2014.

“Tonight (Friday to Saturday) an attempted terrorist attack by the Kiev regime using twenty drones aimed at targets on the border of the Crimean Peninsula was foiled,” the Russian Defense Ministry said. Security in Telegram.

According to him, fourteen Ukrainian drones were destroyed by air defense systems and six others by electronic jamming systems. The Ministry of Defense added that there was no loss of life and no damage in the attack.

The drone was also intercepted in the Kaluga region, 150 kilometers southwest of Moscow, Governor Vladislav Sapsa announced in a telegram. Ukrainian drone strikes have escalated in recent weeks, including in Moscow, where this type of incident has become almost daily.

Several drones specifically crashed into a tower in the Russian capital’s business district, causing minor damage to its facade. In May, two drones were shot down over the Kremlin.

In Ukraine, one policeman was killed and 12 others were injured in Zaporozhye region (south). According to local authorities, one person was killed in the Kharkiv region (northeast).

Three Iranian-made Shahed drones were destroyed in the Zaporizhia region and a missile attack on President Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown of Kriviy Rik resulted in no casualties, according to Governor Serguii Lizak.

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