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Ukraine updates: Kyiv says 26 Russian drones downed

Russia attacked eastern, southern and southeastern parts of Ukraine with 28 Iranian-made drones, Kyiv’s military said. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied any plan to attack a NATO country. DW has more.

Ukrainian forces downed 26 drones launched by Russia over parts of eastern, southern and southeastern Ukraine, Ukraine’s air force said on Thursday.

Russia launched 28 Iranian-made drones over Odesa, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions overnight, the air force said.

The governor of the Zaporizhzhia region said two women were wounded when debris struck a residential neighborhood in the capital of the region.

The Russian attacks also included missile strikes, Ukrainian authorities said.

“On the night of March 28, 2024, the enemy launched a missile air strike against Ukraine using three Kh-22 cruise missiles and an Kh-31P anti-radar missile (from the Black Sea), an S-300 anti-aircraft guided missile [Donetsk] and 28 attack UAVs of the ‘Shahed-136/131’ type”, Mykola Oleshchuk, the head of Ukraine’s air force, wrote on Telegram.

Oleshchuk did not provide any details on the aftermath of the missile attacks.

Source: Dw

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