Ukraine Downs Nine Russian Drones: Air Force

Fri Nov 17 2023
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KYIV: Ukraine’s air defences shot down nine out of ten Russian drones overnight in the southern regions of Mykolayiv and Odesa regions and also near Zhytomyr in the centre and in the Khmelnytskyi region in the western part of the country, the air force said on Friday.

Russia has intensified its attacks on Ukrainian ports, including Odesa, and grain infrastructure since July when Moscow withdrew from the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a wartime agreement that facilitated Ukraine’s exports to reach African countries confronting the threat of hunger.

The air force said in a statement that the Russian forces also launched several C-300 missiles in an overnight assault in the eastern Donetsk region, near the frontline.



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