Ukrainian forces intercepted one cruise missile and 20 explosive drones launched by Russia in its newest nighttime assault, Kyiv stated Thursday.
However three different missiles struck “industrial installations” within the Dnipropetrovsk area in Ukraine’s center-east, it stated.
The assertion got here shortly after the Moscow-installed governor of Crimea stated Russian forces had downed 9 drones over its territory, with out inflicting any casualties.
One drone nonetheless struck a village within the middle of the peninsula, breaking home windows in a number of houses.
Drone assaults in Crimea, whose annexation by Moscow has not been acknowledged by the worldwide neighborhood, have elevated in current weeks as Ukraine pursues a counter-offensive in opposition to Russian forces.
Kyiv has repeatedly stated it plans to take again the peninsula as a part of its efforts to regain territory since Moscow launched its invasion in February 2022.
Ukraine has claimed some success with its counterattacks, whereas Russia has carried out intense nighttime strikes in opposition to main Ukrainian cities in current weeks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday claimed his forces had been inflicting “catastrophic” losses on Ukrainian troops.