Russian troops launched two strike and two reconnaissance drones into Ukraine to record the impact of a recent missile strike, the First Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration, Mykola Povoroznyk, said on Radio Svoboda on May 18.
"The UAV was supposed to show the results of these missile strikes," Povoroznyk said.
“They are watching after the attack, but it (the drone — ed.) was also shot down. The debris fell in three districts. This is generally the left bank — Dniprovskyi, Darnytskyi, Desnianskyi [districts]. There was no significant damage.”
According to him, the attacks are a continuation of Russia’s terror campaign against the civilian population, as it significantly affects the city's life.
"The city, by and large, has been awake for nine nights now, with explosions, worries, staying in bomb shelters and shelters," he said.
In the early hours of May 18, an air raid alert was declared in most regions of Ukraine, following the detection of yet another Russian missile strike. Explosions were heard in a number of regions, as well as in Kyiv.
An industrial facility was hit in Odesa Oblast (killing one person and wounding two), and an infrastructure facility was damaged in Khmelnytskyi Oblast.
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