Russia successfully intercepted attempted drone attacks involving 20 Ukrainian drones targeting the annexed Crimea region, according to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry on Saturday.
Russian air defences neutralized 14 of the drones, while the remaining six were electronically jammed. Resulting in no reported casualties or damage, as communicated via a Telegram post by the ministry.
This incident followed a series of drone attacks over the past three consecutive days on Moscow, the Russian capital. The strategic use of drone attacks by Ukraine on Russia has generated concerns. However, the military effectiveness of these assaults appears limited. However, the psychological impact has managed to unsettle Russian citizens and underline the consequences of the ongoing conflict.
In recent weeks, drone attacks have escalated both in Moscow and in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014. A move widely deemed illegal by the global community.
While officials in Kyiv neither confirmed nor denied Ukraine’s potential involvement in the drone attacks. The situation continues to fuel tensions between the two nations.
Meanwhile, Russia reported that it had regained control of the village of Urozhaine in Ukraine’s easternmost Luhansk region through an overnight counterattack.
Tragically, a 73-year-old woman lost her life in Russian shelling in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region on Saturday morning, as confirmed by Oleh Syniehubov, the regional Governor.
In Ukraine’s partially occupied southern Zaporizhzhia region, a guided Russian aerial bomb struck the city of Orikhiv. Leading to the death of a police officer and injuries to 12 individuals. Among the wounded, four were police officers, as reported by Ukrainian internal affairs minister Ihor Klymenko.
As the conflict continues to escalate, these developments underscore the complexities and challenges faced by both sides involved in the ongoing crisis.