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Kyiv reports more Russian drone attacks

Update : 02 Jan 2023, 19:12

The Ukrainian capital has been targeted by Russian air strikes for the fifth consecutive night, with the city's mayor claiming Ukraine shot down 40 drones.

Russian drones attacked parts of Ukraine overnight, Ukrainian authorities said on Monday, marking five consecutive nights of drone attacks.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that 40 exploding drones "headed for Kyiv" overnight, all of which were destroyed. Twenty-two drones were destroyed over Kyiv, three in the outlying Kyiv region and 15 over neighboring provinces.

Klitschko said energy infrastructure was destroyed in Kyiv, and one explosion occurred. A 19-year-old man who was injured in a blast in the Desnyanskyi district was being treated at a hospital.

According to Ukraine's Air Force Command, Ukrainian forces shot down 39 Iranian-made Shahed drones overnight, as well as two Russian-made Orlan drones and a X-59 missile across Ukraine.

Russia's New Year attacks had targeted downtown areas of large cities, said Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Ukrainian Officials said seven drones were shot down over the southern Mykolaiv region, and three more were shot down in the southeastern Dnipropetrovsk region.

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