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Ukraine downs 29 Russian drones, one cruise missile: Air force

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Ukraine said Tuesday it had downed over two dozen Iranian-made attack drones and a cruise missile launched by Russian forces from the Crimean Peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014.

Kyiv has warned that Moscow is restarting a campaign of aerial attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure that last year left millions without heating and water for long periods.

“On the night of October 3, 2023, Russian occupiers attacked (Ukraine) with 31 Shaheds (unmanned aerial vehicles) and an Iskander-K cruise missile,” the air force said, specifying it had downed the missile and 29 of the drones.

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Its statement said that the drones and missiles were shot down by forces responsible for the southern region of Mykolaiv and the central region of Dnipropetrovsk.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy this week urged the European Union to widen sanctions on Russia and also Iran for its supply of attack drones for Moscow’s forces.

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