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Six Russian Planes Shot Down By Drones

Ukraine carried out a drone attack on aircraft targets in southern Russia and has claimed to have destroyed six Russian planes at an airbase in Morozovsk, a city around halfway between Rostov-on-Don and Volgograd.
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Eight more lanes were badly damaged and around 20 service personnel are said to have been killed or injured. The airbase itself houses Su-27s and Su-34s, mainly used in the Russo-Ukrainian war. Russia has not made any statement on this attack yet. However, Russian officials have stated that over 40 Ukrainian drones had been aimed at the Rostov region. Russian military analyst Pavel Aksyonov says that such a large attack of drones may have overwhelmed air defenses.

Ukraine’s air force has also reported overnight Russian attacks in the Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, and Dnipropetrovsk regions and the city of Kharkiv, using 13 drones and 5 missiles. All drones were shot down by the Ukrainian military, but energy facilities were damaged in the Odesa region, along with residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv. 3 people were killed in Zaporizhzhia due to the Russian attacks.

The Russian military is also continuing its slow push in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Officials have said that the town of Chasiv Yar was under constant bombardment, with Russian forces arriving at the outskirts of the city.

The Russian Defense Ministry has said that the regions of Kursk, Belgorod, Saratov, and Krasnodar are also under attack from Ukrainian drones. In Rostov’s Morozovsk district, an electrical substation was hit by Ukrainian drones, which left around 600 people without power, said Rostov Governor Vasily Golubev on his Telegram channel. He added that there had also been damage done to a 16-story residential block and that explosives that were detonated by fallen drones during an investigation, further injuring 8 people.

An image of the Republic of Tatarstan, one of Russia’s republics.

Though the Ukrainian Army is suffering from severe ammunition shortages, it has set a goal to produce at least 1 million drones this year domestically. On Tuesday, it claimed responsibility for an attack in Tatarstan, which is over 800 miles (1,300 km) away from the Russia-Ukraine border. The drone strikes, which targeted a Russian drone factory and an oil refinery, were the deepest Ukrainian attacks into Russian territory since the start of the war. Around 12 people were injured.

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Mikael Ronaque, Head of Department (World News)/Editor in Chief
Hello. I am Mikael, Head of Department of World News. I am a 7th grader at the time of writing and I edit/publish articles on this website. I am an Indian. I aim to write about various things around the world with as little bias as possible.

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