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Kyiv, Moscow exchange volley of drones

Ukrainian drones were downed over the border regions of Bryansk and Belgorod, and over Crimea, Russian media reported. Meanwhile, Ukraine said it shot down 17 drones from three directions.

Kyiv, Moscow exchange volley of drones
Kyiv, Moscow exchange volley of drones


Russian overnight attack on Ukraine kills child, prosecution says


Russian forces attacked the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson overnight, killing a 6-year-old boy, Ukrainian prosecutors said.


The shelling also seriously injured the boy's 13-year-old brother, as well as three neighbors who tried to help, the Prosecutor General's office said.


The prosecution added that it has documented the death of 504 Ukrainian children since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, cautioning that the actual number is expected to be even higher.


Meanwhile, the governor of Russia's Kursk region said Ukrainian shelling killed one man and damaged power supply lines.


Governor Roman Starovoit said on the messaging platform Telegram that the shelling of the town of Tetkino on the Russian-Ukrainian border killed the man, adding that 10 shells were also recorded at the village of Gordeevka, near the border with Belarus.


Ukraine attacks Russian air defense systems in Crimea, military says


Ukrainian forces have attacked Russian air defense systems near the town of Yevpatoriya in western Crimea, the peninsula annexed by Russia since 2014, a Ukrainian source said.


Russia had initially reported on repelling Ukrainian drones on the peninsula overnight. But a Ukrainian intelligence source gave the Reuters news agency more details on the attack.


The attack destroyed a "Triumf" air defense system in a joint operation of the Ukrainian navy and security service, the source told Reuters.


The drones started by attacking the air defense system's radar and antenna to blind it. Then, two Ukrainian-made Neptune cruise missiles were fired at the system's launchers.


Military analysts suggest Kyiv has modified the Neptune anti-ship missile to be able to attack ground targets.


Kyiv says 17 Russian drones downed


Ukraine said that it downed 17 Russian drones attacking its southern, central and northern territories overnight, out of a total of 22 drones.


Ukraine's air force said in a post on the messaging platform Telegram that Iranian Shahed drones attacked the country "from three directions."


Source: DW

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