Ukraine downs nine Russian drones, three missiles, air force says

By Thomson Reuters Feb 26, 2024 | 12:15 AM

(Reuters) – Russia launched 14 attack drones and a barrage of missiles at Ukraine overnight, with air defence systems destroying nine drones as well as three guided missiles over the Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions, Ukraine’s air force said on Monday.

Russia also launched two S-300 missiles from anti-aircraft missile systems and one air-to-surface Kh-31P missile, the air force said on the Telegram messaging app. It was not clear what happened to the missiles and drones that were not downed.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Stephen Coates)