More Ukraine/Russia war UAV attacks

July 11, 2023  - By
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Russia released a large number of attack UAVs targeting Kyiv, Ukraine, in the early morning of June 20, reported the New York Times. The UAV attack on Kyiv was the first in several weeks after Russian forces repeatedly targeted the city throughout May.

The air-raid alert started in Kyiv around 3 a.m. local time and lasted for more than three hours, as UAVs came in waves from all directions. According to the New York Times, Ukraine’s Air Force said Russian forces had launched 35 Iranian-made UAVs around Kyiv.

Ukraine air defenses shot down 32 of the UAVs, which included more than a dozen near the capital.

On June 21, Reuters reported that Russian air defense had downed three UAVs in the Moscow region in what they believe to have been a Ukrainian attack. The Defence Ministry stated that Russian forces had used electronic jamming, which caused the UAVs to lose control and crash.

Reuters could not independently verify details of this incident or who had launched the UAV attack.

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About the Author: Maddie Saines

Maddie was a managing editor at GPS World.