Published: 15:28, May 17, 2024
Russia says it downs over 100 Ukrainian drones
By Xinhua
This picture taken on March 13, 2024 shows damage to an apartment building following a drone attack on Belgorod, Russia. (PHOTO / AFP)

MOSCOW — The Russian military intercepted over 100 Ukrainian drones Friday overnight, said the Russian Defense Ministry in a statement.

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The ministry said the air defense system and the Black Sea fleet intercepted 51 drones over Crimea, 44 over the Krasnodar Territory, six over the Belgorod Region and one over the Kursk Region during the night.

Meanwhile, Russian warplanes destroyed six drone boats in the waters of the Black Sea, it added.