A new day of violent fighting is being witnessed today, Tuesday, on the Russian-Ukrainian fronts, as the Russian army is trying to achieve more progress on the ground and control more territory, while the Ukrainian army is resisting with military support from the West.
In the latest developments, the Ukrainian Air Force announced, this morning, the destruction of 26 out of 38 drones launched by Russia during the night, adding: “We carried out 18 air strikes on locations where Russian forces were deployed.”
This comes as the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, on Tuesday, that air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian drone over Kursk Province. The defense said in a statement: “On September 26, at approximately 05:30, the Kiev regime’s attempt to carry out a terrorist attack using a drone on facilities in the Russian Federation was thwarted, as air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian drone over the Kursk region.”
The governor of the Russian Kursk province announced that a Ukrainian march dropped bombs on an electrical substation in the province, which led to a power outage in 7 towns, while no residents were injured.
Before that, the director of the press center of the “East” group of forces of the Russian army announced that Russian forces destroyed a stronghold for Ukrainian forces and an ammunition depot in the Novodnetsk region on the southern Donetsk axis.
According to what was reported by the Sputnik news agency, he said: “Units of the Eastern forces, supported by artillery fire and aviation, destroyed a stronghold of Ukrainian forces and an ammunition depot in the Novodnetsk region on the southern Donetsk axis.”
According to the Russian military official, Russian forces launched strikes on the temporary deployment points of the 79th Assault Brigade in the Novomikhaylovka region, and the 72nd Mechanized Brigade in the Konstantinovka region.
Kiev began this counterattack on June 4, on the axes of southern Donetsk, Zaporozhye, and Artyomovsk.
The Russian authorities announced on Monday evening that the Crimean Peninsula had been subjected to a missile attack, confirming that Russian air defenses had shot down a missile.
The Russian-appointed governor in Sevastopol, Crimea, said via the Telegram application, “Our forces are responding to a missile attack. According to preliminary data, the air defenses shot down a missile near Belbek Air Base. Work is continuing.”
Ukraine has been targeting Crimea since the Russian military operation against it began, but attacks on military facilities there have recently intensified at a time when Kiev pledges to regain the peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014.