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Russia confirms ‘massive barrage’ on targets in Ukraine

The overnight operation added to 50 group strikes conducted throughout the week, the Defense Ministry reported

Russian forces have launched a series of air attacks against targets in Ukraine since Saturday last week, including 50 “group” strikes and a single “massive” barrage using precision missiles and drones, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said on Friday.

The ministry described the intended targets as “a military airfield, weapons depots, and troops’ living quarters,” adding that all of them were successfully hit.

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Valery Zaluzhny, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, reported earlier in the day that at least 158 separate launches were detected by Kiev’s troops on Thursday evening and Friday morning. He claimed that 27 drones and 87 cruise missiles were intercepted.

Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yury Ignat said in a televised statement that “we have never seen so many targets on our monitors simultaneously.” 

Officials in various parts of the country claimed damage to several warehouses and a metro station in Kiev, among other locations.


December 29, 2023 at 04:31PM

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