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Ukraine, Russia exchange drone attacks

KYIV, May 20 ------ Russia reported shooting down some 60 drones and several missiles over its territory overnight into, with Ukraine, in turn, saying it destroyed over 30 Russian drones. 


Russia's renewed offensive continues to play out in Ukraine's war-ravaged northeast. Russian air defenses shot down 57 Ukrainian drones over its southern Krasnodar region overnight Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday morning. Military officials said drone debris hit an oil refinery in the town of Slavyansk-on-Kuban, but there was no fire or damage.  Local news outlet Astra published videos appearing to show an explosion at the refinery as it was hit by a drone. Nine long-range ballistic missiles and a drone were destroyed over the Russia-occupied Crimean Peninsula following Friday morning's massive Ukrainian drone attack that cut off power in the city of Sevastopol. Another three drones were shot down over the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine. 


According to regional Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov, a church roof was set on fire by falling drone debris, but there were no casualties. In Ukraine, air force officials said air defense shot down all 37 Russian drones launched against the country overnight. In the northeastern Kharkiv region, where Moscow recently launched a new offensive, regional Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said Sunday morning that one person died and 11 were wounded as a result of shelling over the previous day. Ukrainian troops are fighting to halt Russian advances in the Kharkiv region that began late last week. 




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