Russia Ukraine News; Ukraine Destroys 45 Drones: Air Force

Russia Ukraine news updates, Ukraine shot down 45 Russian drones overnight as the pro-Western country rang in the New Year, the air force said on Sunday.

Moscow attacked Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities on New Year’s Eve with missiles and Iranian-made drones.

Ukraine’s air force said in a statement that air defences destroyed 45 “Shahed” drones.

Thirteen drones were shot down by the end of 2022, and another 32 were shot down in the new year, according to the statement.

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Ukrainian authorities did not say whether any of the drones hit their targets.

Andriy Nebitov, the head of the Kyiv police, posted a photo on Facebook of the wreckage of a downed drone with the words “Happy New Year” in Russian.

“That is all you need to know about the terror state and its army,” he wrote.

The attacks come as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its 11th month.

Following a series of humiliating military defeats, Russia began targeting Ukraine’s infrastructure in October, leaving millions in the cold and dark.

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