Russia claimed on the night of Sunday September 17 to Monday September 18 to have shot down several Ukrainian drones in annexed Crimea, in the Moscow region as well as those of Belgorod and Voronezh, close to Ukraine.
“Drones were intercepted over the western, southwest, northwest and eastern areas of the Crimean Peninsula, Istra (west) and Domodedovo (south) districts of the Moscow region, regions of Belgorod and Voronezh (southwest),” detailed the Russian Defense Ministry on Telegram, without specifying the number of aircraft destroyed or reporting damage or casualties at this stage.
“The production workshops of the Kharkiv armored plant, where the repair and restoration of armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were carried out, were hit by a missile strike,” the same source also said .
Earlier, the head of the local Ukrainian military administration, Oleg Synegubov, reported on Telegram that a city enterprise was hit by “four S-300 guided missiles” and a fire broke out.
Kharkiv and the region of the same name are located just south of Belgorod in Russia. On Sunday, Russian air defenses shot down a Ukrainian drone in the Moscow region and six others heading towards the Crimean peninsula. This type of attacks carried out by Kiev against Russian territory, its capital or Crimea annexed in 2014 have increased in recent months against the backdrop of a counter-offensive by kyiv that began at the beginning of June.