(Bloomberg) -- A Russian bombardment hit an airbase in western Ukraine, damaging five aircraft and the runway in the second massive rocket and drone attack in as many days.
Ukraine shot down more than 37 cruise Russian missiles and 30 drones overnight, the General Staff of the Armed Forces said, and more explosions were heard across the nation’s capital on Monday morning. Russia fired the missiles from strategic bombers far behind its border near the Caspian Sea, while the Iranian-made drones were launched from the north and south.
Authorities said information on casualties from the strike on the air base in the Khmelnytskyi region “was being clarified.” The new barrage, which followed similar strikes early Sunday, targeted other regions across Ukraine including Odesa, Mykolayiv and Lviv, authorities said. Russia is “trying to exhaust our air defenses,” Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv city military administration, said on Telegram.
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