Ukraine expects ‘record’ number of drone attacks this winter amid Russia war

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Oct 08, 2023 08:50 PM IST Russia-Ukraine War: Attacks on energy facilites last winter damaged a significant chunk of Ukraine’s power system. Ukraine’s air force expects a record number of Russian drone attacks on its soil this winter, its spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said on Sunday, as Kyiv girds for a second winter of mass bombardment of its energy facilities. Russia-Ukraine War: A destroyed cafe after a Russian rocket attack in the village of Hroza near Kharkiv, Ukraine.(AP) Ihnat said that data for September showed the use by Russia of Iranian-designed Shahed kamikaze drones would smash last year’s figure. “This autumn and winter … is already a record in terms of the number of Shahed drones. Over 500 (were used) in September,” Ihnat said in an interview on national television. He contrasted this number with Russia’s air strike campaign on Ukraine last winter, when he said about 1,000 Shahed drones were used in six months. Attacks on energy facilites last winter damaged a significant chunk of Ukraine’s power system and forced most cities to ration electricity and hot water. Despite Ukraine bolstering its air defences, officials have warned of the risk of a repeat this winter, with the power grid still far from rebuilt after the last campaign of bombardment. “Exciting news! Hindustan Times is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!” Click here! Get Latest World News along with Latest News from India at Hindustan Times. Subscribe to our best newsletters

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