Ukraine shot down 14 Russian cruise missiles this morning

The Ukrainian Air Force (VVS) reported that it shot down 14 out of a total of 19 cruise missiles fired by Russia this morning.

According to the authorities, one person died in the attack in the eastern and central parts of the country.

"According to preliminary data, 19 J-101 and J-155 cruise missiles were launched, 14 of which were destroyed," said the spokesperson of the Ukrainian Air Force.

In the attack, one person was killed in the Dnepropetrovsk region, and four were injured, the regional governor announced via the Telegram application.

Ukrainian forces continue to advance towards Melitopol and Bakhmut, while holding their positions in other directions, reports Ukrinform, referring to the spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Ukrainian General Staff Andriy Kovalev.

- In both directions, the enemy forces suffered losses in manpower and military equipment, the spokesman emphasized.

Eight attacks in the Zaporozhye region and 24 attacks in four directions in the Donetsk region were repelled, he added. In the direction of Avdeevka, the Ukrainian forces continue to hold back the Moscow forces, who continue to try to encircle the settlement. 30 enemy attacks deflected.

Another 14 attacks were repelled in Marinka and Novomihailovka districts.

From February 24, 2022 to December 8, 2023, the Ukrainian Defense Forces eliminated about 337.220 Russian attackers, including 990 in the last 24 hours, reports Ukrinform.

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