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Russian drone attack on Kyiv; all drones shot down

This incident marked Russia's first attack of this nature in the past 12 days.
Ukrainian air defense intercepts a drone mid-air.
Posted at 5:37 PM, Jul 02, 2023

In the early hours of Sunday, Russia executed a significant drone assault on the capital city of Kyiv in Ukraine.

In an hour-long airstrike, Russian forces launched a barrage of Iranian-made drones over the capital city of Kyiv. However, Kyiv officials confirmed that all the drones were successfully detected and shot down; although they did not disclose the exact number of drones, regrettably, one person sustained injuries caused by debris from a destroyed drone.

This incident marked Russia's first attack of this nature in the past 12 days.

On the same day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid a visit to the strategic port city of Odesa. During his trip, he held meetings with military commanders and visited wounded soldiers in the hospital. Zelenskyy expressed his appreciation by presenting the injured soldiers with well-deserved awards.

As Ukraine continues its counteroffensive efforts, it has received additional military support.

Spain has pledged its assistance by supplying four additional Leopard tanks to the country.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez made this announcement during a joint press conference with President Zelenskyy over the weekend.

Furthermore, Sanchez revealed that his country would also provide "armored personnel carriers" and a portable field hospital fully equipped for performing surgeries.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

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