Ukraine downs greater than 25 drones in newest in a single day Russian strikes | EUROtoday

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Ukraine downed 26 drones in a single day as Russia launched its newest salvo of aerial assaults, a senior Ukrainian army official mentioned on Thursday.

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“On the night of March 28, 2024, the enemy launched a missile air strike against Ukraine using three Kh-22 cruise missiles and an Kh-31P anti-radar missile (from the Black Sea), an S-300 anti-aircraft guided missile (Donetsk) and 28 attack UAVs of the ‘Shahed-136/131’ type”, Mykola Oleshchuk, the pinnacle of Ukraine’s air drive, wrote on Telegram.

“Twenty-six attack UAVs of the ‘Shahed-136/131’ type were destroyed within Odesa, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions”, he mentioned, with out offering particulars on the missile strikes.

Russia commonly launches air assaults on Ukraine in a single day and has escalated the strikes over the previous few weeks, concentrating on key infrastructure, together with energy stations, in retaliation for deadly bombardments of Russia’s border areas.

FRANCE 24’s Gulliver Cragg studies from Zaporizhzhia

On Wednesday Russian strikes killed three individuals in japanese and southern Ukraine.

President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged Ukraine’s allies to hurry up deliveries of warplanes and air defence methods to bolster Kyiv’s air defences.