Russian Attacks Claim 6 killed in Ukraine Amid Ongoing Kyiv Drone Counterstrikes

Ukrainian authorities, within a span of 24 hours, six individuals have lost their lives due to the Russian assaults on their country.

Russian attacks on Ukraine claimed the lives of six individuals within a 24-hour timeframe, as indicated by statements from local authorities on Sunday. According to local governor Oleksandr Prokudin’s social media posts, over 100 shells fell on the Kherson region over the weekend, resulting in the deaths of two people and the injuries of three others.

Roman Mrochko, the head of the city’s military administration, revealed that two precision-guided bombs subsequently struck crucial infrastructure in Kherson city, causing a partial blackout and disruptions in the local water supply.

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Russian Attacks

Local authorities reported that two additional fatalities occurred in the Donetsk region. A 57-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman lost their lives due to an airstrike that demolished their residence in the Kharkiv area.

According to Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko, a mine in a field in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy. The blast also caused injuries to a 12-year-old boy.

 6 killed in Ukraine Russian Attacks
6 killed in Ukraine Russian Attacks

Intense battles persisted in eastern Ukraine throughout the weekend, as military authorities reported continuous efforts by Russian forces to surround the city of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region.

Illia Yevlash, the representative for the eastern forces of the Ukrainian military, informed reporters that the defenders of the region encountered ten distinct assaults within a 24-hour period.

“The enemy is trying to attack us in the direction of Kupiansk to encircle it and reach the banks of the Oskol River,” Yevlash told Ukrainian television. He said that Ukrainian forces in the town of Lyman in the Donetsk region had also faced heavy attack.

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, conveyed during a Friday meeting of the U.N. Security Council that the heightened assaults in the eastern region signify a fresh phase in Moscow’s efforts in Ukraine.

“Russian troops have, for several days now, switched over to active combat action practically throughout the entire front line. … The so-called Ukrainian counteroffensive can therefore be considered finished,” he said

At the same time, on Sunday, the Russian Ministry of Defense declared that Ukraine had initiated an overnight assault on western Russia using 27 drones.

Authorities reported the downing of 18 drones in the Kursk region, sparking speculation in the Russian media that the incident might have been an attempt to target the nearby Khalino military airfield.

Pictures on social media displayed flaming wreckage only 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) away from the air base, a target of a previous assault by Ukrainian forces in late September.

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Russia Ukraine WAR

In a social media post, Governor Roman Starovoit of Kursk mentioned that fragments had descended in the capital city of Kursk and the neighboring village of Zorino. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties.

Authorities also mentioned that two additional unmanned aerial vehicles were intercepted above Russia’s Belgorod region. However, they did not verify the status of the remaining seven drones. Subsequent reports from Ukrainian media indicated that forces from Kyiv executed a successful attack on Russia’s Krasnaya Yaruga electrical substation, situated near the Ukrainian border.

The reports referenced an undisclosed insider from Ukraine’s security agencies and featured a video seemingly depicting an airborne attack on an unknown target.

The Associated Press was unable to independently confirm the accuracy of the reports.

On Sunday, Moscow claimed to have intercepted a Global Hawk drone near the border of Russia’s Black Sea. According to a statement on social media from the Russian defense ministry, a Su-27 fighter was deployed for interception. The drone changed its course, ultimately avoiding entry into Russian airspace.

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