Ukraine’s air protection on Sunday shot down 16 out of about 30 drones launched by Russia in a single day — the second day of in a single day assaults — as President Vladimir Putin marked a 12 months since 4 Ukrainian areas had been illegally annexed “to be with their fatherland.”
Drones had been launched from the southern, southeastern, and northern instructions in a single day into Sunday, Ukraine’s air protection mentioned on Telegram.
Authorities within the central Ukrainian area of Cherkasy mentioned they had been beneath assault, leading to fires and not less than one particular person being injured.
“At night time, the enemy massively attacked our Cherkasy area with assault drones. Sadly, there have been hits on industrial infrastructure in (the town of) Uman,” Cherkasy Governor Ihor Taburets mentioned on Telegram.
“Because of this, fires broke out in warehouses. Specifically, the place grain was saved,” he mentioned, including that one particular person was injured.
The Ukrainian presidential workplace mentioned that civilian infrastructure and warehouses had been additionally broken within the southern Mykolaiv area and jap Dnipropetrovsk area.
Russian officers mentioned they had been additionally hit by drones and shelling on Sunday, injuring not less than three individuals and forcing an airport to divert flights, Agence France-Presse reported.
“On Sunday morning, the armed forces of Ukraine shelled the world of the central market in Shebekino,” mentioned Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of Russia’s Belgorod area bordering Ukraine.
“In keeping with preliminary data, there are three victims – a girl suffered shrapnel wounds to the neck… Two different males suffered shrapnel wounds to their legs,” he mentioned.
Ukraine additionally shot down a slew of drones in a single day Saturday, as Russia celebrated the one-year anniversary of annexing 4 areas within the war-torn nation.
Twenty Iranian-made drones had been shot down within the central Vinnytsia area and one other 10 over the Odessa and Mykolaiv areas within the south, Ukraine’s South Army command mentioned Saturday.
Whereas finishing up the assaults, Putin marked the one-year anniversary of Russia’s unlawful annexation of 4 Ukrainian areas, noting that “they’d made their option to be with the Fatherland” following elections that had been labeled phony by the West.
In a state tackle, Putin insisted the vote was carried out in “full accordance with worldwide norms,” including that residents of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia had expressed their want to be a part of Russia in a vote carried out earlier this month.
The tackle got here after Russia’s Protection Ministry mentioned Friday that it might recruit 130,000 males for obligatory army service, starting Sunday.
The ministry mentioned that for the primary time, it might enlist males within the annexed territories as a part of its conscription marketing campaign.
With Submit wires