Russian air raids on southern and eastern Ukraine

The Ukrainian Air Force announced early on Tuesday morning that Russia had launched night air strikes on southern and eastern Ukraine, using drones and possibly ballistic missiles.

The air force said on the messaging app Telegram that the southern port of Odessa and the regions of Mykolaiv, Donetsk, Kherson, Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk were threatened by Russian drone attacks.

She added that Russia may use ballistic weapons to attack the regions of Poltava, Cherkassy, ‚Äč‚ÄčDnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Kirovohrad.

For his part, Ole Kipper, head of the military administration of the Odessa region, said that the air defense systems there participated in repelling attacks by a Russian drone.


Last month, Kiev launched a counter-offensive to retake Russian-occupied territories and took the lead in Russia’s all-out invasion, now in its 17th month.

Kiev has made increasing gains in parts of the east and south since launching its long-awaited counter-offensive.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with state television that the operation was “not succeeding” and that attempts to breach Russian defenses had failed.

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