Russia claims to have foiled the attack on Crimea’s important bridge, three people died in the firing

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The mayor of Kryvyi Rih, Oleksandr Vilkul, claimed that Ukraine’s air defense system had repelled a Russian attack on the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky said on Saturday that Ukraine’s military was “advancing”. Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Mlyar announced on Friday that Kiev’s forces were advancing in the Zaporizhzhya region.

Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed on Saturday that it had shot down three Ukrainian drones that were sent to strike a bridge linking Moscow and the annexed Crimean peninsula. Due to this attack, this important bridge has to be temporarily closed for traffic for the third time in a year. Russia’s Defense Ministry said one naval drone was shot down late on Friday night and two others on Saturday morning. There was no immediate comment from Ukrainian authorities on the matter. The Kerch bridge is a key supply route for Kremlin forces at war with Ukraine. There have been repeated attempts to target the bridge since Russia started the war with Ukraine.

Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of Belgorod, a Russian border region bordering Ukraine, said a civilian was killed and two others wounded in the shelling on Saturday afternoon. He said two Ukrainian drones struck the region’s Valuisky district, damaging a private house and a car, while another was shot down by Russian air defense systems in the Grivaronsky district. Regional governor Roman Starovoit said a woman was wounded during shelling on Saturday in a village in the neighboring Kursk region bordering Ukraine. He blamed Ukraine for the shelling. Ukrainian officials generally refrain from commenting on attacks on Russian soil. He did not say whether the attacks were carried out on his behalf.

Drone attacks and shelling of Russian border areas occur regularly. Meanwhile, Russian-deputed mayor Aleksey Kulemzin said four people were wounded in Ukrainian shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Donetsk is the regional capital of the eastern Ukrainian province of the same name, one of four Ukrainian provinces annexed by Russia in September. The city fell under the control of Russian-backed separatists in 2014. Ukraine’s military said in a routine release on Saturday that Russia carried out 42 attacks from multiple rocket launchers during the past 24 hours. Apart from these, four missiles have been fired and 39 air strikes have been carried out. One person was killed and two others were wounded during shelling in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region on Saturday, according to Governor Oleh Prokudin.

A 32-year-old policeman was killed and two others were injured in an attack by Russia in Serediana-Buda in Ukraine’s north-eastern Sumy region. The mayor of Kryvyi Rih, Oleksandr Vilkul, claimed that Ukraine’s air defense system had repelled a Russian attack on the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky said on Saturday that Ukraine’s military was “advancing”. Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Mlyar announced on Friday that Kiev’s forces were advancing in the Zaporizhzhya region.

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