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Russia says it shot down 10 US-supplied missiles over Crimea during Blinken’s visit to kyiv

The Russian Defense Ministry said air defenses shot down 10 U.S.-supplied Ukrainian missiles aimed at Crimea early Wednesday, while U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Kiev.

The ministry said 10 U.S.-supplied Ukrainian ATACMS missiles were destroyed over the Black Sea, over Crimea.

Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvojaev said air defenses had shot down several Ukrainian missiles over the Black Sea and near the Belbek air base.

Ten U.S.-supplied Ukrainian ATACMS missiles were destroyed over the Black Sea over Crimea. @nexta_tv/X

Fragments from the downed missiles fell in residential areas but caused no casualties, Razvozhayev said.

The Defense Ministry said that in other Ukrainian attacks, Russian air defenses also shot down nine Ukrainian drones, two Vilha rockets, two HARM anti-radar missiles and two Hammer guided bombs over the Belgorod region early Wednesday.

Belgorod Governor Vuacheslav Gladkov said two people were injured in the village of Dubovoye when a Ukrainian rocket set their house on fire.

The military said five more Ukrainian drones were shot down over the Kursk region and three drones were shot down over the Bryansk region.

The Defense Ministry also said another Ukrainian drone was shot down over the Tatarstan region. Tatarstan is located more than 600 miles east of the border with Ukraine.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken performs “Rockin’ in the Free World” with members of the band The 1999 at Barman Dictat bar in Kyiv on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. P.A.
An ATACMS launched by an M270. The American army

Vasily Golubev, governor of the Rostov region, said two drones attacked a fuel depot.

He said there were no casualties or fires.

Ukraine has launched a regular series of drone attacks on oil refineries and fuel depots across Russia in recent months, causing significant damage.

The Ukrainian attacks come as Russian troops continue their offensive in northeastern Ukraine that began last week, marking the most significant border incursion since the start of the full-scale invasion.

In just two days, Moscow conquered between 38 and 47 square miles including at least seven villages, most of them already depopulated, according to two analysts who follow the fighting from public news sources.

Blinken, who arrived Tuesday for a two-day visit, sought to rally the spirits of Ukrainians during the new Russian offensive, assuring them that they are not alone and that the billions of dollars in American military aid are coming after years. months of political delays. will make a “real difference” on the battlefield.

New York Post

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