Ukrainian Drones Target Russia on Election Day: 35 Downed, No Damage Reported

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 03/17/2024
On the last day of an election to prolong President Vladimir Putin's term for an additional six years, voters in Ukraine began a vast new wave of drone assaults against Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry said that it shot down 35 Ukrainian drones throughout the course of the night, four of which were in the Moscow area.

A fifth drone went down on Sunday morning, according to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, near the city's Domodedovo airport. Reports of damage or injuries were absent. The Defense Ministry said that four drones were shot down in the Yaroslavl area, northeast of Moscow, and two over the Kaluga region, just south of the Russian capital.

Situated around 500 miles from the Ukrainian border, the Yaroslavl area was the target of some of Ukraine's most ambitious strikes to date. The southern Krasnodar area and the bordering districts of Belgorod, Kursk, and Rostov saw more Ukrainian drones shot down, according to the Defense Ministry.

According to Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, shelling of Belgorod on Sunday morning resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl and the injury of her father. Later that day, another attack claimed another man's life and left 11 others wounded.

Following a Russian ballistic missile attack on the southern port city on Friday that resulted in at least 21 fatalities, the Ukrainian military said on Sunday that 14 Russian drones had been shot down over the Odesa region. The defense minister of Britain, Grant Shapps, canceled a trip to Odesa earlier this month due to a Russian missile threat, the country's military ministry stated on Sunday.

According to The Sunday Times, British intelligence had alerted Shapps that Russia had learned of his trip itinerary before he arrived in Kyiv on March 7. According to the Ukrainian air force on Sunday, Russian troops reportedly fired two X-59 guided missiles in the Chernihiv region and five S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles toward areas under Ukrainian control in the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.


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