Russian attack leaves at least 1 dead in Kiev

Russia opened fire! biggest wave drones of the war in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, leaving at least one person dead die.

Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv and the city’s military junta, said a 41-year-old man had died after debris from the downed drone fell to the ground. Klitschko said the first wave of explosions, which included three damaged buildings across the city, occurred shortly after 2 a.m. local time. Air raid warning lifted at around 6am

Russia increased its focus on Kyiv in May, launching its biggest and longest offensive there since at least March, with a barrage of missiles and drones almost every night. The attack on Sunday, May 14, appears to be the first deadly attack in May. Ukraine’s air defenses destroyed more than 40 drones, the most fired at Kyiv in one night, the city’s military junta said on Telegram.

Ukraine’s armed forces have become adept at intercepting Russian attacks, regularly shooting down dozens of drones and missiles. Since this month, Ukraine has used US-made Patriot anti-missile systems, one of the most advanced, as part of its growing arsenal.

The country’s air defense system was shot down to show how elite Ukraine’s armed forces have become. Kinzhals targeted Kyiv earlier this month more than once, according to Ukrainian and US officials. This weapon is one of Russia’s most sophisticated conventional weapons. And while some analysts cast doubt on Kinzhal’s capabilities, Ukraine’s defenses against them represent an excellent ability to counter Russia’s arsenal, including Iranian-made weapons. . Shahed-136 . drone.

On Saturday, Ukraine’s top military commander, General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, signal that the nation’s armed forces are ready to launch a counterattack, but have not officially declared the start of it. In recent weeks, Ukrainian forces have become bolder and strike deeper into Russian territory, exchanging drone and missile strikes with Russia and targeting Russian military bases. military and industrial facilities important to the Russian war effort.


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