Russia Says It Shot Down 36 Ukrainian Drones Overnight as Conflict Rages On

Russia Says It Shot Down 36 Ukrainian Drones Overnight as Conflict Rages On

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian air protection shot down over 30 Ukrainian drones over the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula in a single day Saturday, Russia’s Defense Ministry mentioned Sunday.

“The air protection programs in place destroyed 36 Ukrainian unmanned aerial automobiles over the Black Sea and the northwestern a part of the Crimean peninsula,” the ministry wrote on Telegram.

Local authorities within the southern Krasnodar area bordering the Black Sea mentioned {that a} hearth broke out at an oil refinery within the early hours of Sunday, however didn’t specify the trigger. “The causes for the incident are being established,” a press release from native authorities mentioned, amid claims in native media shops that the fireplace had been brought on by a drone strike or particles from a downed drone.

Drone strikes and shelling on the Russian border areas and Moscow-annexed Crimea are a daily incidence. Ukrainian officers by no means acknowledge duty for assaults on Russian territory or the Crimean peninsula.

In Ukraine, the nation’s air drive mentioned Sunday it had shot down 5 Iranian-made Shahed exploding drones launched by Russia in a single day.

Close to the entrance line within the nation’s east, the place Ukrainian and Russian forces are locked in a grinding battle for management, 4 cops had been wounded when a shell fired by Russian troops exploded by their police automotive within the metropolis of Siversk, situated within the partly occupied Donetsk province.

British intelligence assessed this weekend that Russia had suffered a few of its greatest casualty charges to date this yr because of continued “heavy however inconclusive” preventing across the city of Avdiivka, additionally within the Donetsk province. The UK Ministry of Defence’s common intelligence replace on Saturday morning famous that Russia had dedicated “components of as much as eight brigades” within the space because it launched its “main offensive effort” in mid-October.

Also on Sunday, a distinguished ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia would possibly take motion to grab property of European Union member states it considers hostile if the EU proceeds with its plan to “steal” frozen Russian funds to assist Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction efforts.

“Various European politicians (…) have as soon as once more began speaking about stealing our nation’s frozen funds with a view to proceed the militarization of Kyiv,” Vyacheslav Volodin, the Chairman of the State Duma, the decrease home of Russia’s parliament, wrote on Telegram.

Volodin made the assertion in response to an announcement on Friday by Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, on a proposal to make use of earnings from frozen Russian state property to assist Ukraine in its rebuilding.

Volodin asserted that Moscow would reply with measures that will inflict important prices on the EU if it had been to take motion in opposition to Russian property, a substantial portion of that are in Belgium.

“Such a call would require a symmetrical response from the Russian Federation. In that case, much more property belonging to unfriendly nations will probably be confiscated than our frozen funds in Europe,” Volodin mentioned.



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