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Overnight Onslaught: Ukraine Reports 16 Missiles and 11 Drones Launched by Russia

Overnight Onslaught: Ukraine Reports 16 Missiles and 11 Drones Launched by Russia
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In the dark of night, Ukraine faced a formidable aerial assault as Russia launched a total of 16 missiles and 11 drones. The Ukrainian Air Force reported this significant spike in military aggression early Sunday morning, marking a continued escalation in the ongoing conflict.

According to the statement released on Telegram, the Ukrainian defense systems were able to intercept and down nine of the drones and nine of the missiles, preventing further destruction. However, the targets of these attacks were not disclosed, leaving room for speculation on the intended impact of this offensive.

This latest attack comes after a week of intensified Russian strikes on Ukrainian energy facilities, which have caused substantial damage and reignited fears of widespread blackouts similar to those experienced in the first winter of the war.

Ukraine's largest private energy firm, DTEK, has reported that five of its six plants have been damaged or destroyed, with a staggering 80% of its generating capacity lost. The company has indicated that repairs could take up to 18 months, a timeline that underscores the severity of the situation.