Saturday, November 25, 2023

Russia Targets Ukrainian Cities with Waves of Explosive Drones - WSJ

KYIV—Russia sent waves of explosive drones to strike cities across Ukraine in the largest attack since last winter that likely marks the start of a fresh campaign aimed at demoralizing and dislocating Ukrainians.

Ukraine’s military said it intercepted all but one of 75 Shahed drones overnight, most of which were targeted at Kyiv. Authorities in the capital said five people were slightly injured, including an 11-year-old child, and several buildings damaged.

Russia has spent much of the year rebuilding its stocks of explosive drones and missiles with the aim, Ukrainian officials say, of trying to knock out power and heat in cities over winter. By forcing Ukraine to use air-defense systems to defend cities, Russia is also seeking to divert them from the front line and use up precious missiles, allowing Russian warplanes more freedom to launch attacks on Ukraine’s military.


So we talked to Luke and Anya this morning and wished each other a happy Thanksgiving. The first snow has come to Kyiv and the heat's turned on, so that's good. The drone strikes interfere with everyone's sleep, making everyone angry. They're coming to visit over Christmas, which is like heaven to us.

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When they reach San Diego keep them there. Tie them up if necessary.

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 27, 2023 2:43:08 PM