Russia has carried out a nighttime drone strike on kyiv, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday ahead of the opening of a crucial NATO summit which is to focus on support for Ukraine. “The enemy attacked Kyiv from the air for the second time this month,” Kyiv’s military administration said on its Telegram account, noting that the attack caused minor damage.
The action was carried out with Iranian-made Shahed drones launched from the south, she added, likely from Russia’s Krasnodar region. “All detected air targets moving in the direction of Kiev were destroyed by the forces and means of our air defense,” said the same source without specifying the number of downed drones.
For its part, the Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior indicated that drone debris had been located in the kyiv region. “Windows and outbuildings of particular residences were damaged,” the source added.