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Russia attacks Ukraine with 12 drones, cruise missile – Ukraine air force

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(Reuters) – Russia launched 12 drones and a cruise missile at Ukraine overnight, with Ukraine’s air defence systems destroying 10 drones before they reached their targets, Ukraine’s air force said on Sunday.

The cruise missile was not destroyed but did not reach its target, the air force said without giving further detail. It did not say what happened to the two drones that there were not destroyed.

Reuters could not independently verify the air force’s report. There was no immediate comment from Russia.

The Iranian-made Shahed drones were headed towards Ukraine’s northwest, the air force said. Most were downed in the Mykolaiv region in Ukraine’s south.

There were no immediate reports of damage from falling debris or the drones that were not destroyed.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by William Mallard)

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