Kyiv suffers 2nd night of drone attacks; Ukraine declares gains in Dnieper River fight

Kyiv suffers second night of drone attacks; Ukraine claims gains in Dnieper River battle

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The Ukrainian capital Kyiv sustained a 2nd succeeding night of drone attacks on Sunday, regional authorities stated, while its forces declared to have actually picked up speed in the continuous fight with Russian soldiers on the banks of the Dnieper River.

Serhiy Popko, the head of Kyiv’s military administration, stated on Telegram that a barrage of ammo was fired by Shahed drones over the capital.

“The enemy’s UAVs were launched by many groups and came to attack Kyiv in waves, from different directions, while constantly changing the vectors of movement along the route,” Popko stated.

Air raid sirens were sounded numerous times in Kyiv, and no casualties or vital damage were tape-recorded in the city according to presently readily available info, he included.

Ukrainian servicemen of the 123 rd Territorial Defense Brigade prepare to fire a mortar over the Dnipro River towards Russian positions, in a concealed place in the Kherson area, on November 6, 2023, in the middle of the Russian intrusion ofUkraine While Ukraine’s regain of Kherson city last November was a shock defeat for the Kremlin, Russian forces on the opposing bank still control swathes of area and shell towns and towns they pulled back from. The Dnipro, Europe’s fourth-longest river and a historical trading path, has actually ended up being an essential front considering that Ukrainian soldiers pressed Russian forces back over its banks in the south in 2015. (Photo by Roman PILIPEY/ AFP) (Photo by ROMAN PILIPEY/AFP by means of Getty Images)

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Meanwhile, Ukrainian army spokesperson Natalia Humeniuk informed Ukrainian tv, according to several regional media reports, that forces on the Russian- managed bank of the Dnieper River in the southern area of Kherson had actually been pressed back by in between 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) and 8 kilometers.

Fierce battling has actually appeared over the previous week after Ukrainian forces crossed the huge river into the Russian- inhabited eastern bank.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin got here in Kyiv on Monday for a surprise see. He is anticipated to hold a series of conferences with senior leaders.