Published 11/18/2023 09:58
Ukraine announced this Saturday, the 18th, an increase in nighttime drone attacks carried out by Russia and stated that Moscow launched 38 devices against its territory, the highest number in more than six weeks.
The Ukrainian Air Force said it shot down 29 of 38 Iranian-made Shahed explosive drones launched by the Russians.
According to the Ukrainian Army, this is the largest number of drones launched by Russia in a night attack since September 30.
An electrical power installation was hit in the Odessa region, in the south of the country, and the fire was quickly brought under control, according to the Ukrainian emergency service.
The Ukrainian General Staff said Saturday that its forces “maintain positions on the left bank of the Dnieper River.”
For more than a year, Ukrainian and Russian forces have been entrenched on each side of the river, which is in the southern region of Kherson, since Russia withdrew its troops from the right bank in November 2022.
Ukrainian forces attempted on several occasions to cross the river and establish positions on the Russian-invaded side. Kiev announced in recent days a successful advance and the consolidation of positions on the left bank of the river.
“Our defenders consolidate their positions and fire at the occupants,” the Ukrainian General Staff announced this Saturday when commenting on the operations on the east bank of the Dnieper River.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it shot down a Ukrainian drone over the Bryansk border region.
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky said on Thursday that the country expects an intensification of Russian attacks on the energy system, which Moscow did last winter, with the aim of depriving millions of Ukrainians of electricity at a time of high temperatures. under zero.