Ukraine launches 70 drones against Russia, at least one dead

Following the wave of Russian airstrikes on Ukraine on Friday, 32 Ukrainian drones were shot down last night over the Moscow, Bryansk, Kursk and Oryol regions, during a series of airstrikes that left at least one dead and four injured, according to information published locally Authorities.

Ukrainian forces fired over 70 drones against military facilities on Russian territory last night, causing “significant damage” to the country's military-industrial complex, Kiev security services sources told Ukrainian media.

“On the night of December 29-30, Ukrainian security and defense forces launched a massive attack on military facilities on Russian territory. In total, more than 70 drones of various types were involved in the attack,” the sources said.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced the neutralization of the Ukrainian drones, according to Tass, while the governor of Belgorod, Vyacheslav Gladkov, announced the first death toll: among the injured were a child and a woman, he emphasized. Damage of various kinds was reported in ten private residential buildings and two vehicles were also damaged.

Shortly before, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that 13 missiles from the Kiev army had been destroyed by anti-aircraft fire over the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine to the south.

In the meantime, the outcome of the major attack by Russian forces on the night from Thursday to Friday has worsened: 13 victims, announced the mayor of the capital, Vitaliy Klitschko. “Two more bodies were recovered from the rubble. Currently 13 people have been killed,” the statement said. The total number of deaths in the attack rises to 32. There is no information yet on the number of injured, which was 160 until yesterday.

Poland protests against Russian missile. Mosca: “Unfounded allegations

The Polish Foreign Ministry announced last night that it had summoned Russian chargé d'affaires Andrei Ordasz after a Moscow missile entered Polish airspace during Russia's latest attack on Ukraine.

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Wladyslaw Teofil Bartoszewski handed Ordasz a note demanding an explanation of the incident and “the immediate cessation of such activities,” the Warsaw ministry said on its website.

But Moscow has said it will not provide an explanation for the missile in Polish airspace until it has “evidence.”
specifically” that he was Russian. The Russian chargé d'affaires said this himself in Poland after he was summoned to the Polish Foreign Ministry.

“Until there is concrete evidence, we will not make a statement as these allegations are unfounded,” Ordasz said, as Ria Novosti reported, citing the Guardian.

Ordasz then recalled the incident in November 2022, when a rocket killed two people in a border village
Polish: “At that time they also tried to blame the Russian side for this incident. It later turned out that the
“The missile was fired by the Ukrainian army,” emphasized the Russian chargé d’affaires.

Moscow: “We only target military infrastructure”

Russia launched attacks only against military infrastructure in Ukraine: the Kiev air defense system is responsible for the civilian casualties. This is what Moscow says at the UN. “Expect worse news in the near future,” he adds.

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