Thursday, August 24, 2023

Two Injured in UKRainian Drone Attack in Moscow Region, Nearly 50 Flights Disrupted; UKR Forces Make Further Gains in Zaporizhzhia Oblast; UKR’s Troops Report “success” in Operations Near Robotyne, Mala Tokmachka; UKR Strikes At Least 5 Aircraft in RUssia Over Past Days, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

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Two injured in Ukrainian drone attack in Moscow region, nearly 50 flights disrupted:
At least two people were injured on Monday when parts of a Ukrainian drone destroyed by Russian air defences fell on a house in the Moscow region, the regional governor said.
Nearly 90 airplane flights in and out of the capital were disrupted after Russia said it jammed a Ukrainian drone in the Ruzsky district west of the capital and destroyed another one in the Istrinsky district nearby.
Arrivals and departures from Moscow's four main airports - Vnukovo, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Zhukovsky - were restricted, disrupting 45 passenger planes and two cargo planes, Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsia said.
The governor of Kaluga region, south of Moscow, said a drone attack had also been repelled there. Mash, a Russian news channel on the Telegram messaging app, said the drone downed in Kaluga region had landed on a military airfield, causing a crater and a fire that was quickly put out.
Ukraine typically does not comment on who is behind attacks on Russian territory but on Monday Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) said it oversaw an attack on the Russian Shaykovka military airfield in the Kaluga region.
"We can state that groups coordinated by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian defence ministry succeeded at their work," Andriy Yusov, the spokeperson of the agency, told the RBC-Ukraine news outlet.
"It is known that several enemy aircraft were damaged," he said declining to comment whether the airfield was hit by drones. Asked about the attack on Moscow he said that "the GUR is working" but refused to give details. --->READ MORE HERE
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Defense Ministry: Ukrainian forces make further gains in Zaporizhzhia Oblast:
Ukraine’s military has advanced southeast of Robotyne and south of Mala Tokmachka in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar reported on Aug. 21.
“The enemy tried to regain lost positions east of Robotyne, but unsuccessfully,” Maliar said on Telegram.
The village of Robotyne is a tactically important Russian strongpoint the Ukrainian military needs to reconquer to be able to continue pushing south toward Tokmak and Melitopol.
On the southern front line, Ukrainian forces continue offensive actions in the Berdiansk and Melitopol directions.
In Ukraine’s east, Russian troops are on the offensive in the areas of Kupiansk, Lyman, Avdiivka, and Marinka, according to Maliar.
Ukrainian forces repelled Russian attacks near Pershotravneve, Synkivka, and Petropavlivka in Kharkiv Oblast, the official said.
Russia also reportedly conducted unsuccessful assaults near Luhansk Oblast’s Serebrianske forestry lands, Kreminna and Bilohorivka, as well as recently liberated Urozhaine and Staromaiorske in Donetsk Oblast. --->READ MORE HERE
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