Ukraine: Russia targets civilians because it no longer has military targets

With the continuation of the Russian military operation in Ukraine started last February, the Ukrainian presidency confirmed today, Sunday, that Moscow is targeting civilians because it no longer has military targets.

Today, Ukrainian authorities announced the death toll of four and 50 injured in Russian attacks launched before and just after New Year’s Eve, which, according to Moscow, targeted drone manufacturing facilities.

These attacks targeted, in in particular, the capital, Kiev, and seven other Ukrainian regions, according to the latest balance sheet of local and regional authorities.

45 Russian drones were shot down

The Ukrainian Air Force also announced the nightly shooting down of 45 Russian drones as the country entered the new year.

And he claimed in a statement that the air defenses destroyed 45 “Shahid” drones. The release confirms that 13 drones have been shot down by the end of 2022 and another 32 in the new year.

Prevent terrorist attacks

For its part, the Russian military confirmed on Sunday that the attacks carried out in several Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv on New Year’s Eve, they targeted facilities for making marches with the aim of thwarting “terrorist attacks” in program.

And the Russian Defense Ministry said in its daily report that: “On December 31, 2022, the Russian Armed Forces launched a long-range precision airstrike against the facilities of the Ukrainian defense industry involved in the production of drones attack used to launch terrorist attacks against Russia”.

He said: “The plans of the Kiev regime to launch terrorist attacks against Russia in the near future have been thwarted.”

On the other hand, the Russian army has announced the continuation of its attack on the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, where most of the battles are currently concentrated.

detailed feedback

According to the detailed toll of Russian attacks on New Year’s Eve, three people were killed, including a 22-year-old woman, in the western town of Khmelnitsky. Among the 50 injured were a 13-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister in a village near Kherson in the south, according to the presidency.

Also on Sunday, one person was killed and three injured in a Russian attack on Orekiv in the southern Zaporizhia region, according to local authorities.

Authorities in the breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine said a civilian was killed on Sunday in a Ukrainian bombing of Yasinovata in the Donetsk region.

He said the Ukrainian military also shelled Donetsk and the nearby city of Makeyevka after midnight, leaving at least 15 injured.

Moscow often describes operations launched by the Ukrainian military on Russian territory or its facilities as “terrorist acts”. in Ukraine.

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