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Ukraine’s drone attacks on Crimea, Moscow thwarted – MoD

A dozen of Kiev’s strikes have been foiled over the past 24 hours, the Russian defense ministry has said

Kiev’s troops sought to launch about a dozen drone strikes targeting various Russian regions, the defense ministry said in a statement on Sunday, adding that all the attacks were successfully prevented by the nation’s air defenses.

Crimea has emerged as the most targeted region in Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strike attempts over the past 24 hours, according to the ministry. In the early hours on Sunday, a total of four Ukrainian UAVs were intercepted over the peninsula, the statement said. On Sunday evening, Kiev’s forces launched three more drones in two attacks in about an hour, it said, adding that all of them were shot down.

Moscow also faced two Ukrainian drone attacks in the night on Sunday and in the early morning, the Russian military have said, adding that both UAVs were downed over the western and south-eastern parts of the Moscow region and failed to reach the Russian capital.

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Ukrainian drone attacks on Moscow and Crimea foiled – MOD

Russia’s Belgorod and Voronezh region also saw one attempted Ukrainian drone attack each over the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry stated. Each of these attacks involved just one Ukrainian UAV, it said, adding that the drones were successfully intercepted in both cases. The Belgorod Region borders Ukraine’s Kharkov Region in the south and the Voronezh Region is located next to the Lugansk People’s Republic that join Russia in autumn 2022 together with three other former Ukrainian territories following a series of referendums.

The Ukrainian forces have repeatedly targeted various Russian regions, including its capital, with its drone attacks over the past months. Moth UAVs ended up either being shot down or crashing due to signal-jamming.

The Sunday attacks came just a day after another series of attempted drone strikes by Kiev on Saturday. The attacks prompted a brief shutdown of Moscow’s three main airports – Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo – although none of the Ukrainian drones reached the Russian capital at that time, according to the Defense Ministry.

September 18, 2023 at 03:31AM

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