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Thu May 25, 2023, 10:08 AM May 2023

Ukraine says it shot down 36 drones in overnight Russian attacks [View all]

Source: Reuters

Ukraine said on Thursday it had shot down all 36 Iranian-made drones launched by Russia in overnight attacks which it said probably targeted critical infrastructure and military facilities.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said it had been an "uneasy night" but commended the work of air defences.

"Continuing to terrorise Ukraine, the enemy used 36 Shahed (drones). None of them reached their target. Thanks to our air defence forces for the 100% result," he wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Since last October, Moscow, which launched its full-scale invasion in February last year, has regularly sent waves of drones to attack targets in Ukraine. Although they are slow, drones are cheaper and more expendable than advanced missiles.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-says-it-shot-down-36-drones-overnight-russian-attacks-2023-05-25/

Several days ago, I saw an article about counter drone trucks heading to Ukraine.

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