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Russian air defence methods downed 31 drones launched by Ukraine in a single day over the border regions of Belgorod, Bryansk and Kursk, the defence ministry stated. The ministry didn’t present details about potential casualties. Read our liveblog for all of the developments on the struggle in Ukraine. All occasions are Paris time (GMT+2).

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7:30am: Russia downs 31 Ukrainian drones in border regions, defence ministry says

Russia downed 31 Ukraine-launched drones in a single day over the regions of Belgorod, Bryansk and Kursk bordering Ukraine, the defence ministry stated on Wednesday.

“Air defence systems on duty over the territory of the Belgorod, Bryansk and Kursk regions intercepted and destroyed 31 Ukrainian aircraft-type unmanned aerial vehicles,” the ministry stated on the Telegram messaging platform.

The ministry didn’t present any details about potential casualties within the assaults.

Bryansk Governor Aleksandr Bogomaz described Wednesday on Telegram how drones launched towards his metropolis in a single day had been destroyed by air defence, including that “there were no casualties or damage”.

He additionally stated that cluster munitions had been dropped over 4 districts.

“According to preliminary information, there were no casualties. There is partial destruction of residential households and outbuildings,” he wrote.

The reviews haven’t been verified, and there was no speedy remark from the federal government in Kyiv.

Key developments from Tuesday, October 3:

US President Joe Biden referred to as key allies on Tuesday to “coordinate” help for Ukraine, the White House stated, amid issues in Western capitals after Republican hardliners derailed US funding for Kyiv.

Moscow summoned Moldova’s ambassador to protest towards what it referred to as “politically motivated persecution” of Russian-language media within the pro-Western nation.

Ukraine destroyed 29 of 31 drones and one cruise missile launched by Russia in a single day, most of which focused the regions of Mykolaiv and Dnipropetrovsk, its air drive stated.

The governor of Russia’s Bryansk area stated Ukraine fired cluster munitions on the Russian village of Klimovo close to the Ukrainian border, damaging a number of homes.

Read yesterday’s dwell weblog to see how the day’s occasions unfolded.

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(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP, and Reuters)