According to the military command, 39 Iranian Shahid drones had been destroyed by Ukrainian air defence forces.
The attack was repelled with the help of anti-aircraft missile units, combat aviation of the Air Force, and mobile fire groups. UNIAN agency reported that Western countries are increasingly providing Ukraine with equipment and weaponry.
The aerial defence forces also destroyed two Russian Orlan-10 operational-tactical unmanned aerial vehicles and one Kh-59 guided missile.
According to Vitaliy Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, 40 Iranian drones were used in the attack on Kyiv on January 2nd, 2023.
At least five persons were hurt on Monday morning when Russia shelled the central market in Berislav in the area of Kherson captured by the Ukrainian army, said Yaroslav Yanushevich on Telegram.
The Ukrainian military command said that by the morning, Ukraine’s air defences had destroyed 20 air targets above Kyiv. Objects of the capital’s key infrastructure were reportedly the attack’s objective.
Hundreds of Ukrainians applauded from their balconies in the early hours of the new year when their air defences shot down Russian missiles and drones over Kyiv.
Shouts could be heard above the air raid sirens’ piercing cries, including “Praise be to Ukraine! Praise be to the heroes!”
Volodymyr Zelensky, the nation’s president, declared that on the first night of 2023, Ukrainian forces destroyed 45 Iranian Shahid drones that the Russian troops had been using to launch strikes.
According to Reuters, a power supply plant in the Bryansk border region of Russia was damaged by a Ukrainian drone attack. Alexander Bogomaz, the district governor, reported power interruptions as a result of the attack on the Klimovski area in a Telegram message.