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On New Year's Eve in Kiev, 45 Russian kamikaze drones were shot down


Ukrainian anti-aircraft aircraft destroyed 45 Iranian-made Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones launched by Russian forces last night. Borrell: "I am determined to continue to stand by Ukraine, also in 2023". Kiev intelligence: Moscow still has missiles for 3 large-scale attacks (ANSA)

Last night Ukrainian anti-aircraft destroyed 45 Iranian-made Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones launched by Russian forces, the press service of the Air Force Command reported on Telegram, as reported by Ukrinform.

A first explosion rang out over Kiev less than an hour into early 2023.

“On the night of December 31, 2022 to January 1, 2023, Russian invaders attacked Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones. Forty-five attack drones were destroyed thanks to the work of the air defense of the Air Force in cooperation with the air defense of other elements of the Defense Forces of Ukraine,” the message reads.

"Thirteen drones were shot down in 2022 and 32 in 2023", specifies the Command. 

The Ukrainian Defense Forces shot down 32 Russian air targets over the city of Kiev overnight, the press service of the capital's Military Administration reported on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

An energy infrastructure was damaged last night in an attack by Russian drones in the Kiev region: the head of the regional military administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, announced on Telegam, as reported by Ukrinform.

ANSA agency

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There were at least a dozen explosions, according to AFP journalists and local authorities.

Five combat-ready warships are stationed in the Black Sea (ANSA)

Borrell, alongside Ukraine also in 2023

"We are determined to continue to stand by Ukraine, also in 2023": said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Josep Borrell.

“In 2022 Russia has decided to completely abandon its commitments to basic human rights and to attack Ukraine and global security,” Borrell wrote on his Twitter account.

Intelligence of Kiev, Moscow still has missiles for 3 large-scale attacks

Russia has cruise missiles at its disposal to launch a maximum of three more large-scale attacks against Ukraine: the deputy intelligence chief of Kiev said at a press conference Kiev, Vadym Skibitsky, as reported by Rbc-Ukraine.

"The Russians have a deficit today. It is mainly related to the Iskander ballistic missiles. As you can see, they have been using this type of weapon for a long time. It is all about ballistics. And the stock of Kalibr (missiles) is about to run out," he said Skibitsky.

"Our calculations are very simple," he added. high-precision weapons are the Kh-101, Kh-555 and Kalibr cruise missiles.

According to the senior official, missile production in Russia continues, although it has decreased slightly.

The head of Ukrainian intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, had recently estimated that Moscow still has about 150 missiles.

Source: ansa

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