Targeting Ukraine with new drone attacks, according to its army
I’UkraineThe Ukrainian Air Force said on Saturday, including the Lviv region in the west, was the target of a nighttime attack by Iranian drones. there Russiawhich launched an invasion of Ukraine just over a year ago, it has regularly bombed the country’s infrastructure, depriving residents of electricity and water.
Information to remember:
- Ukraine was the target of a new drone attack
- Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Russia on Saturday
- Putin arrived in Crimea on the anniversary of the annexation
According to a statement broadcast on Telegram, “At approximately 9:00 PM on March 17, 2023, Russian invaders attacked Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed 136/131 Kamikaze attack drones.” The army confirmed that 11 out of 16 drones were “destroyed”. It added that the attacks were launched from the Sea of Azov and from the Russian region of Bryansk, which borders Ukraine to the north.
The Lviv region (west) was especially targeted. “Around one o’clock in the morning, our region was attacked by Shahed-136 suicide drones,” said the district governor, Maxim Kozitsky. He added that three drones were shot down, and three other planes hit “non-residential buildings” in the Yavorev area, causing damage but no injuries.
The head of the regional council, Mykola Lukashuk, said that the Dnipro region (southeast), shot down three air defense drones. He added that “two more hit critical infrastructure in Novomoskovsk” north of Dnipro, causing a fire and “significant” damage. Four homes were destroyed and six others damaged, but there were no casualties.
The city administration said on social media that the drones fired at Kiev were destroyed “all” by “our air defense forces”, without causing any injuries or damage.
Putin visits Crimea on the anniversary of the annexation
Russian president Vladimir Putin On Saturday he arrived in Crimea, the day of the ninth anniversary of the annexation of this Ukrainian peninsula by Russia in 2014, Russian public television announced.
On a surprise trip to Sevastopol, the main port of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, Vladimir Putin visited an art school in the company of local governor Mikhail Razugayev, according to images broadcast by Rossiya TV channel.1.