According to Ukraine, Russia attacked Kiev with drones for the second night in a row, and intensified the bombing of the Ukrainian capital again after a break of several weeks. The head of the military administration in Kiev, Serhiy Popko, wrote on Telegram today that Kiev was attacked in waves and from different directions.
It appears that the Ukrainian army was able to repel Russian forces several kilometers along the eastern bank of the Dnipro River, which is controlled by Russia. Army spokeswoman Natalia Gumenyuk told Ukrainian TV that initial estimates ranged “between three and eight kilometers,” depending on the nature and geography of the West Bank.
Gumenyuk explained, “The enemy continues its artillery shelling on the right bank.” Ukraine estimates the number of Russian soldiers in the region at “several tens of thousands.” The spokeswoman stressed that “we still have a lot of work ahead of us.” If reports of the Ukrainian advance are confirmed, this would be Ukraine’s biggest success against Russian forces in several months.
Air raid alert in Kiev
There were several air raid alerts in Kiev. Bobko said that according to initial reports, there were no casualties or damage to critical infrastructure. The Ukrainian Air Force said it destroyed 15 out of 20 Iranian-made Shahed Kamikaze drones over the Kiev, Poltava and Cherkasy regions.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Energy said yesterday that after the wave of Russian attacks, electricity was cut off in more than 400 places in the country. Electricity networks were damaged, especially in the south around the port city of Odessa and in the southeast in the Zaporizhzhya region.
According to the Air Force, the attacks continued from the evening until the early hours of the morning. Russia launched 38 Shahed drones, 29 of which were shot down.
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