Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky: We have information that Russia is planning a major attack using Iranian-made Shahed drones
We have information that Russia is planning a long-term attack on Ukraine using Iranian-made Shahed drones, hoping to exhaust Ukraine’s air defense and energy system, President Volodymyr Zelensky said. He did not name specific dates in the context of reports of a planned attack, but said the number of drones shot down could increase “in the near future”.
Zelensky informed about the possible attack in an evening speech published on social media.
– We have information that Russia plans a long-running attack using shahes. It can bet on the exhaustion – of our people, air defense, our energy – he said. He appealed to do everything so that “this terrorist target, like others, will fail.”
He added that over the course of two days in 2023, Ukrainian defenses downed more than 80 drones launched by Russian troops.
Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuri Ihnat said the Russians could carry out another major attack before January 7, which is Orthodox Christmas.
Zelensky did not mention specific dates in the context of reports of a planned attack, but said that the number of downed UAVs could increase “in the near future”.
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