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Ukraine says downed 58 out of 59 Russian drones in attack overnight

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Ukraine said Sunday that its air defence forces had shot down 58 out of 59 drones launched by Russia overnight, mainly targeting the capital Kyiv.

“The Russian Federation carried out another massive attack on the territory of Ukraine, using Iranian attack drones Shahed,” the Ukrainian General Staff said, adding that “according to updated information, 58 out of 59 (drones) were shot down by our defenders.” Ukraine’s air force had earlier said that a record of 54 drones had been launched.

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