Russia launched a widespread overnight air attack on Ukraine, targeting the capital and cities from east to west, as most of the country spent the night with air raid sirens blasting for several hours.
Preliminary information provided by Ukraine’s General Staff of Armed Forces indicates that out of the 30 Iranian-made Shahed drones deployed by Russia, 28 were successfully intercepted and shot down by Ukraine’s air defense system. In addition, approximately 20 enemy targets were identified and neutralised by Ukrainian forces and their air defence units, specifically within the airspace surrounding Kyiv’s military administration, said on the Telegram messaging app.
An unspecified critical infrastructure facility was hit in Lviv, around 70 km (43 miles) from the border with NATO member Poland, and some tram routes were altered during the morning rush hour, officials said.
Yuriy Malashko, the head of the military administration in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region, shared on the Telegram messaging app that Russia’s raid specifically targeted telecommunication infrastructure as well as agricultural and farming properties.