“Latest Updates on the Fifteenth Russian Drone Attack Over Kyiv and the Ongoing War in Ukraine”

2023-05-29 08:26:15

Cover image: An explosion over the city during a Russian drone attack, in kyiv, May 29, 2023. GLEB GARANCH / REUTERS

  • kyiv was hit again overnight from Sunday to Monday by explosive drones and missilesaccording to the military authorities. “More than 40 air targets were detected and destroyed by our air defense. The attacks on kyiv have been repelled”, said the civil and military administration of the city. This attack, the fifteenth targeting the Ukrainian capital since the beginning of May, was carried out using cruise missiles launched by TU-95MS strategic bombers and explosive drones, she said.
  • In the night from Saturday to Sunday, two people were killed and three others injured in what the Ukrainian authorities described as“largest drone attack” over Kiev since the start of the Russian invasion in February 2022. According to the Ukrainian General Staff, 58 of the 59 Iranian-made Shahed drones launched on the capital that night were shot down.
  • F-16 planes: the Westerners “playing with fire” in Ukraine, denounces the Russian Foreign Minister. Following the recent green light from the United States for future deliveries of F-16 fighter jets to Kyiv, Sergei Lavrov said: “It’s playing with fire. there is no doubt. » “This is an unacceptable escalation” conducted by “Washington, London and their satellites within the EU”who want “weaken Russia”he supported.
  • Bombing of a clinic in Ukraine: the death toll rises to four. The bombardment carried out by the Russian armed forces of a clinic in Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk oblast) on Friday finally claimed the lives of four people, according to Serhi Lyssak, the head of the military administration of the oblast, who is expressed on Sunday. Among them, three had been reported missing after the attack.
  • The Russian military command could transfer forces from the “Donetsk People’s Republic” to relieve Wagner’s forces in Bakhmout. According to analysts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), the armed forces of the Wagner Group seem to be withdrawing from Bakhmout “to reconstitute and regroup at the rear” as Russian offensive operations dwindle in and around the city.
  • Ukraine is ready to launch its counter-offensive, according to one of the country’s top security officials. Ukraine’s attempt to retake occupied territory in the east and south-east of the country is “ready to start” and could start “tomorrow, the day after tomorrow or in a week”said in an interview with the BBC on Saturday Oleksi Danilov, the secretary of national security and defense of Ukraine.
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