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Russia launches barrage of 99 drones and missiles on Ukraine’s power system, officers say

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A view exhibits residential buildings broken throughout a Russian missile and drone strike, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, within the metropolis of Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk area, Ukraine March 29, 2024.
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Moscow launched a large-scale assault on Ukraine’s power infrastructure Friday, with a mass barrage of 99 drones and missiles hitting areas throughout the nation, Ukraine’s armed forces mentioned.

Air raid warnings throughout the nation continued via the evening because the strike focused 10 separate areas, Ukraine’s Interior Minister, Ihor Klymenko, mentioned in a press release on Telegram.

The Ukrainian air pressure reported that 60 Shahed drones and 39 missiles of various varieties have been seen throughout the nation, of which 58 drones and 26 missiles have been in the end shot down by air defences.

Ukraine’s state-owned grid operator, Ukrenergo, mentioned that the assault intentionally focused power infrastructure, together with thermal and hydroelectric energy vegetation throughout central and western areas.

DTEK, Ukraine’s largest personal electrical energy operator, additionally mentioned Friday that three of its thermal energy vegetation had been broken within the assault.

Elsewhere, 5 individuals have been wounded through the assault in Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk area, mentioned native governor Serhii Lysak. The injured included a 5-year-old woman.

The bombardment within the west of Ukraine precipitated the Polish Armed Forces to scramble its personal plane, the nation’s operational command mentioned on social media.

Last week Warsaw demanded a proof from Moscow, after certainly one of its missiles strayed briefly into Polish airspace throughout a significant missile assault on Ukraine, prompting the NATO member to activate F-16 fighter jets.

Romania’s Defence Ministry additionally mentioned on Friday that an investigation has been launched after fragments that look like from a drone have been recognized on its territory Thursday night in an agricultural space of Braila county, near the border with Ukraine.

It didn’t present extra particulars, though because the begin of the full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine, NATO member Romania has confirmed drone fragments on its territory on a number of events.

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