Ukraine intercepts 9 Shahed drones, repels more than 80 attacks over past 24 hours – General Staff

11:30 | 31.03.2023
"Russia attacked the territory of Ukraine with 10 Iranian-made Shahed loitering munitions, 9 of which were intercepted by the Ukrainian defenders, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote on Facebook. 

According to the General Staff, over the past 24 hours, Russia launched 11 missiles and 4 air strikes, and conducted 43 MLRS attacks: "At night, using the S-300 air defense system, the enemy launched 9 rockets at the civilian infrastructure of the city of Kharkiv. The threat of further missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine. The enemy concentrates its main efforts on further offensive actions in the direction of Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka. The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled more than 80 enemy attacks.”

The General Staff claims that Russian militaries continue their combat training at the training grounds in the Republic of Belarus. According to the information, the enemy makes further attempts to seize the town of Bakhmut.

"The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 22 attacks. The occupiers attacked more than 30 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. Over the past day, the Ukrainian Air Force delivered 6 air strikes on concentrations of Russian troops. Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 1 command post, 6 concentrations of enemy troops, 2 ammunition depots, and 2 fuel and lubricant warehouses,” the General Staff said.
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