Monday, August 21, 2023

UKRainian Drone Damages Building in Moscow Disrupting Air Traffic; RUssia Fails Another Counterattack at Urozhaine, Ukraine Advances in South; RU Unsuccessfully Advancing in 4 Sectors; US Allows F-16 Deliveries to UKR; Should the West Fear Putin’s Fall? - LIVE UPDATES and MORE

NY POST: Ukrainian drone damages building in Moscow disrupting air traffic, Russia says
A Ukrainian drone smashed into a building in central Moscow on Friday after Russian air defenses shot it down, disrupting air traffic at all the civilian airports of the Russian capital, Russian officials said.
A Reuters witness who was in the area described hearing “a powerful explosion.”
Reuters images showed workers and emergency workers inspecting a damaged roof of a non-residential building that the drone hit.
The Russian defense ministry and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said there were no casualties after air defenses destroyed a drone that then fell on a non-residential building of Moscow’s Expo Center complex in the early hours of Friday.
The Expo Center is a large spread of exhibition pavilions and multi-purpose halls, fewer than 3.1 miles away from the Kremlin.
“At about 4 am Moscow time, the Kyiv regime launched another terrorist attack using an unmanned aerial vehicle on objects located in Moscow and the Moscow region,” the Russian defense ministry said.
There was no immediate comment from Kyiv.
Air traffic was briefly suspended at four major airports around the capital – Vnukovo, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Zhukovsky – though later they reopened. --->READ MORE HERE
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General Staff: Russia fails another counterattack at Urozhaine, Ukraine advances in south:
Russian forces launched further unsuccessful counterattacks against the recently liberated Urozhaine in Donetsk Oblast on Aug. 18, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported.
At the same time, Ukrainian forces continue offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdiansk directions, solidifying taken positions and carrying out counter-battery fire, the report said.
Over the course of the day, Russian forces launched one missile strike, 31 airstrikes, and 45 attacks by multiple-launch rocket systems against Ukrainian military positions and populated areas, leaving dead and wounded among the civilian population, according to the General Staff.
Some 30 combat engagements took place on Aug. 18, the report added.
Ukraine's counteroffensive is ongoing in three main directions, with the village of Urozhaine in the southwestern part of Donetsk Oblast confirmed as the latest settlement to be liberated on Aug. 16. Russian forces attempted unsuccessfully to retake lost ground in the Urozhaine area already on Aug. 17. --->READ MORE HERE
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