Ukraine claims to have been targeted by around fifty drones sent by Russia

Ukrainian air defenses destroyed 41 of these 48 Iranian-made drones, according to the Air Force.



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An anti-aircraft gun near kyiv, November 30, 2023. (ROMAN PILIPEY / AFP)

Ukraine announced that it suffered a new attack from Russia, carried out using Iranian-made drones, on the night of Tuesday December 5 to Wednesday December 6. “A total of 48 Shahed 136/131 drones were launched”of which 41 were destroyed by anti-aircraft defenses, detailed the Ukrainian Air Force on Telegram messaging.

Russia launches drone and missile attacks against Ukraine almost every night. kyiv accuses the Kremlin of seeking to terrorize the civilian population and destroy its energy infrastructure as winter approaches, a strategy already observed last year.

Ukraine has since reinforced its air defense systems with Western weapons, which can destroy the majority of explosive drones or missiles sent by Russia. At the same time, in 2022, millions of people had already been deprived of power in the middle of a cold spell, which Ukraine wants to avoid at all costs this year.

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