Russian attacks in Ukraine continue following Putin's arrest warrant decision
After the decision to arrest Putin, widespread Russian attacks continue in Ukraine
Following the International Criminal Court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia's commissioner for children's rights, widespread Russian attacks against Ukraine persisted.
In the early hours of Saturday, the Ukrainian Air Force said that 16 Russian drones had assaulted Ukraine on Friday. The air force headquarters reported on Telegram that 11 out of 16 drones were destroyed "in the central, western, and eastern sectors." The western province of Lviv and the capital city of Kyiv were among the regions targeted.
Serhii Popko, the head of the Kyiv city administration, claimed that Ukrainian air defenses shot down all drones aiming at the country's capital, but Maksym Kozytskyi, the regional governor of Lviv, said that only three of the six drones were shot down, with the remaining three landing in a neighborhood bordering Poland. The strikes, according to the Ukrainian Air Force, were launched from Russia's Bryansk province, which borders Ukraine, and the Sea of Azov's eastern coast.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military said in its usual update on Saturday morning that Russian forces had launched 34 airstrikes, one missile strike, and 57 rounds of anti-aircraft fire over the previous 24 hours.
Russian strikes on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarsk in the eastern Donetsk province of Ukraine are a particular focus of the Russian offensive operations in Ukraine's industrial east, according to a statement from the Ukrainian government. The province of Donetsk's regional governor, Pavlo Kyrylenko, reported that 11 towns and villages were shelled on Friday, resulting in one fatality and three injuries.
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