Ukrainian Drones Target Russian Facilities Amidst Intense Kharkiv Conflict

Ukrainian Drones Target Russian Facilities Amidst Intense Kharkiv Conflict

Ukraine has launched drone attacks targeting several regions in Russia, including Belgorod, Voronezh, and Lipetsk, according to Ukrainian military intelligence (HUR). The drones, described as "kamikaze," aimed at military facilities within 250 miles of the Ukrainian border. Reports indicate that a pipeline at the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant in Lipetsk was damaged, and Russian state media confirmed that six drones were shot down. The attacks also included damage to vehicles and agricultural equipment in Belgorod.

In response, Russian defense officials claimed to have intercepted 54 Ukrainian drones and multiple HIMARS rockets over the past day. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces reported engaging in 74 battles with Russian troops. The conflict has also seen Russian troops targeting the Dnipropetrovs'k region, resulting in three injuries and significant property damage. Further attacks in the Poltava region led to 12 fatalities, including two children.

International diplomatic efforts continue, with over 90 countries attending a Swiss-hosted conference on the Ukraine war, which the Kremlin criticized for its lack of tangible results and absence of major non-aligned states. Concurrently, Denmark is contemplating measures to limit the passage of old tankers carrying Russian oil through the Baltic Sea.

In the ongoing conflict, Ukraine's high-tech unit, known as the "Peaky Blakers," utilizes mass-produced drones loaded with bombs to combat Russian forces. Despite their efforts and the use of electronic counter warfare, many threats still reach their targets. This unit operates near the Russian frontline and has played a crucial role in Ukraine's defense strategy since the full-scale invasion by Russia over two years ago.

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