War in Ukraine, Day 859: Ukraine strikes three Russian territories with drones / Ballistic missile attack on Dnipro city / Russians claim two new cities in east

Russian attack on the city of Kharkiv Photo: AA/ABACA / Abaca Press / Profimedia

Russia’s air defense systems on Monday morning destroyed 36 drones launched by Ukraine in three regions bordering Ukraine. A Russian ballistic missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Dnipro injured seven people, including a 15-year-old boy, and damaged dozens of residential buildings.. Russian forces struck two of Ukraine’s largest cities on Sunday, with shrapnel from a missile falling on an apartment block in a suburb of Kiev and a guided missile hitting a post office in Kharkiv, killing one person.

A Russian ballistic missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Dnipro injured seven people, including a 15-year-old boy, and damaged dozens of residential buildings, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Serhii Lizak, said on Monday.

Lisak said in a telegram that one of the injured has been hospitalized.

Reuters cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Monday that Russia’s air defense systems had destroyed 36 drones launched by Ukraine in three regions bordering Ukraine.

Eighteen drones were shot down in the Bryansk region of western Russia, nine were destroyed in the Kursk region south of Bryansk, and nine further south in the Belgorod region, the ministry said in a telegram.

The governors of Bryansk and Kursk regions reported in a telegram that there were no injuries or significant damage as a result of the attacks. Russian officials often do not disclose the full extent of damage caused by Ukrainian attacks.

Summary of recent events:

  • Border police in western Ukraine were forced to open fire after being attacked by two armed men, killing one of the attackers and wounding the other.
  • A Russian attack on a post office in Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv on Sunday killed one person and wounded nine others, including a child.
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  • Missile fragments hit an apartment building in a suburb north of Kiev on Sunday
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  • Russia has launched more than 800 guided aerial bombs against Ukraine this week, including on Saturday in the city of Vilnius in Zaporizhia.
  • Russia claims to have captured two new cities in eastern Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry indicated in its daily statement that Russian troops had already captured the city of Spirn near the Moscow-controlled city of Luhansk and the settlement of Novoaleksandrovka near Oseretino.
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