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Russia claims to shoot down six Ukrainian drones, while Ukraine shoots down 16 Russian drones

Russian air defences shot down a Ukrainian drone in southern Krasnodar region at around 0500 GMT

Reuters Moscow/Kyiv Published 02.10.23, 07:28 AM
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Russia said on Sunday that air defences had shot down six Ukrainian drones over Russian regions and two Ukrainian missiles over Crimea.

Ukrainian Air Forces, on the other hand, said it had shot down 16 out of around 30 drones that Russia launched on Ukraine’s territory overnight.


Russian air defences shot down a Ukrainian drone in the southern Krasnodar region at around 0500 GMT, the country’s defence ministry said.

At around 0600 GMT, Russia shot down three drones over the western Smolensk region and at 0700 GMT shot down two more over the region, Russia’s defence ministry said.

“An attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack with two operational-tactical Grom-2 missiles was thwarted,” the ministry said. It said the missiles were shot down over the Dzhankoi region.

Sergei Aksyonov, the Russian-backed head of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, said there were no casualties.

In the Telegram messaging app, Ukrainian Air Forces on Sunday said drones were launched by Russia from the southern, southeastern and northern directions.

Authorities said the central Ukrainian Cherkasy region was under the attack.

“At night, the enemy massively attacked our Cherkasy region with attack drones. Unfortunately, there were hits on industrial infrastructure in (the city of) Uman,” Cherkasy Governor Ihor Taburets said on Telegram.

“As a result, fires broke out in warehouses. In particular, where grain was stored,” he said, adding that one person was injured.

The Ukrainian presidential office said in a statement that civilian infrastructure and warehouses were also damaged in the southern Mykolaiv region and eastern Dnipropetrovsk region.

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