Ukraine: Russian strikes thwarted, wreckage hits buildings

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The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian authorities say they thwarted a Russian attack on Kyiv and the surrounding region as their air defense system destroyed 13 explosive-laden drones.

An official said drone wreckage damaged five buildings. No casualties were reported.

The attempted strikes underlined the continued vulnerability of Ukraine’s capital but also highlighted Ukraine’s claims of increasing efficiency in intercepting weapons.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian forces fired 13 Iranian-made drones, and all were intercepted. Ukraine’s capital remained largely calm after Wednesday’s attack, which occurred around daybreak.

In another development, Ukraine’s human rights chiefs said authorities discovered evidence that children were tortured in formerly Russian-occupied areas.

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12/14/2022 10:55:31 AM (GMT -6:00)

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