War in Ukraine: Thursday, August 10, 2023 thread of events

At least one person was killed and 14 wounded on Thursday after a Russian strike had already targeted the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia the previous day, Ukrainian officials said.

The fire broke out when the occupants of a civilian building were hit by a missile. At this time, we mourn the death of someone“, President Volodymyr Zelensky pointed out in Telegram. According to the head of the city’s military administration, Anatoly Kordyev, 14 people were injured in the strike, including a 3-year-old girl and a 14-year-old teenager.

Early Thursday morning, the 534th day of the war in Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said it had shot down 13 drones, including 11 near Crimea and two headed toward Moscow.

Two drones flying in the direction of Moscow were destroyed“, Russian Defense Telegram said. One of the devices that targeted the Russian capital was shot down by the Russian air defense in the Kaluga region southwest of the Russian capital, and the second in the Odintsovsky district, Moscow region, the ministry said. , Kiev accuses of introducing these devices.

Near the city of Sevastopol (in Crimea, author’s note), two drones were hit by in-service anti-aircraft defense devices, and nine were neutralized by electronic warfare systems and crashed into the Black Sea before hitting the target.“, according to the same source, no casualty or damage was recorded, the ministry said.

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