Ukraine's air defenses said they shot down one missile and 18 of the 23 drones launched by Russia overnight from Sunday to Monday, December 4. "18 attack drones and one Kh-59 missile were shot down," the Ukrainian Air Force said in its morning statement. The southern regions of Kherson and Mykolaiv were targeted, as well as Ivanov-Frankivsk, Khmelnytsky and Lviv (west), according to the army.
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According to the Ukrainian military, drones managed to hit the districts of Kherson and Beryslav (south), on the banks of the Dnieper River, damaging a cultural center and a hardware store. Russia launches drone and missile attacks against Ukraine almost every night. Kiev accuses the Kremlin of seeking to terrorize the civilian population in this way and destroy its energy infrastructure in order to, as last winter, plunge the population into darkness and cold.
The Russian army has also been on the attack in eastern Ukraine since October, after the Ukrainians' major summer counteroffensive failed to liberate Russian-occupied territories.