Russia carried out drone strikes on Monday targeting infrastructure in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and its surrounding areas, particularly energy and energy facilities. As a result, the Ukrainian officials claimed that there was a power outage in the regions. Reuters news.

Ukraine’s air force claims its air defense system has destroyed 39 Iranian-made Shahed drones. Russia has carried out massive attacks with drones.

President Volodymyr Zelensky praised Ukrainians for showing gratitude to their troops and to each other, and said Russia’s efforts would once again prove unsuccessful.

“Drones, missiles, everything else will not help them,” he said to the Russians. Because we are united. They are united only by fear.’

But in a New Year’s speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled no concessions on his attack on Ukraine.

Ukraine’s air defense system worked through the night to shoot down incoming drones and warn communities of the impending danger. “The nightly drone strikes are loud in the region and in the capital,” Kiev Governor Oleksiy Kuleba said on the Telegram messaging app. The Russians have launched several waves of Shahed drones targeting critical infrastructure facilities. Our air defenses are working.’

Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said the attacks were aimed at fuel and energy infrastructure. The city is now under emergency power outage.’

Earlier, he said, one person was injured by debris from a crashed drone. The drone hit a road and damaged a building in the capital’s northeastern district.

Air defense systems destroyed nine Iranian-made drones in the Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia regions early Monday, the regional military command in eastern Ukraine said.

(January 02)