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Ukraine destroys 45 UAVs in 1st Russian attack of new year: Zelenskyy

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KYIV, UKRAINE: The wreckage of the Russian UAV, which was destroyed in the air by the Ukrainian air defense forces during the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks by the Russian forces yesterday, is being removed at the damaged area in the village of Stari Bezradichi, 40 kilometers from Kyiv, Ukraine on December 20, 2022. (Mustafa Çiftçi - Anadolu Agency)
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Jan 02, 2023 - 02:59 AM

KYIV, Ukraine (AA) – Ukraine’s president announced Sunday that the Air Force and anti-aircraft batteries destroyed 45 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) launched by Russian forces in an attack on the capital Kyiv.

In a video message posted on his Telegram account, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukrainian forces destroyed 13 attack UAVs late Saturday and 32 on Sunday.

He noted that Russian forces have been launching Iranian-made Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones across the country.

“They cannot steal even a single year from Ukraine. They will not be able to take away our independence,” Zelenskyy said, adding they will continue to fight for Ukraine’s independence.

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