Russia shoots down around thirty Ukrainian drones

Russia shoots down around thirty Ukrainian drones ( )

Russian anti-aircraft forces shot down 32 Ukrainian drones in the Moscow, Bryansk, Kursk and Orlov regions, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Saturday (December 30, 2023).

Ukraine used fixed-wing drones to attack Russian territory in what Russian forces described as a “terrorist attack,” according to multiple authorities.

Kiev is responding to the wave of massive bombings with around 160 rockets and drones that the Russian army carried out this Friday against the Ukrainian capital and the country's most important cities, the largest of the entire war.

More specifically, the UN Security Council met urgently this Friday to discuss these attacks, which have caused at least 30 civilian deaths and 160 injuries.

Russian bombing damaged residential areas in Ukraine, a maternity hospital, schools, daycare centers, parks, a subway station, a shopping center and energy infrastructure, causing power outages in various parts of the country.

The Russian attack on Friday came after Ukrainian planes this week damaged a Russian Black Sea Fleet landing ship, the Novocherkassk, at a port on the annexed Crimean peninsula in a bombing that reportedly killed them. Dozens of sailors, according to independent sources.

aa (efe,Portal,dpa)