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Zelensky calls for more anti-aircraft defenses after night of Russian drone strikes

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir ZelenskyThis Saturday asked Western allies for more anti-aircraft defenses after a night of Russian attacks with kamikaze drones in several parts of the country, which left at least three civilians dead in Odessa (south).

“The Ukrainian air shield must be strengthened to effectively protect our people of Russian terror. “More air defenses and anti-aircraft missiles are what save lives.”wrote the president in a message on Facebook, accompanied by a video showing the consequences of the attack on Odessa.

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To date, two deaths and eight injuries have been confirmed, including a child.” he claimed Zelenskywhich indicated that rescue efforts are still continuing at this time and that as a result of the night attack against Odessa 18 apartment blocks were destroyed.

A little later, the governor of the military administration of Odessa, Oleg Kiperreported through its Telegram channel that rescue teams recovered another body that remained buried in the rubble, bringing the death toll to three.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces today reported a total of 17 attacks overnight with Iranian-made kamikaze drones, of which a total of 14 were shot down by anti-aircraft defenses in Odessa, Mikolaiv, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, Sumi and Dnipropetrovsk.

“Unfortunately, as a result of the impacts and fragments that fell in the regions of Odessa It is Kharkiv“There are dead and injured.”the Air Force said in its statement.

Furthermore, according to the aforementioned source Russia It also launched three X-59 and X-35 type missiles from areas it controls in Kherson It is Donetsk.

Source: Elcomercio

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