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Russian troops intensify drone attacks on South

28 January, 2024 Sunday
15:25

Russian troops are escalating their attacks on Ukrainian positions on the Dnipro's left bank, employing first-person-view (FPV) drones and other modifications for dropping fragmentation munitions

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Natalia Humeniuk, Southern Operational Command spokesperson, said this on national television.

"In our area of responsibility, the enemy continues to attack civilians on the right bank [of Dnipro] and also terrorizes our positions on the left bank. They intensify the use of FPV drones and other modifications, from which fragmentation munitions are dropped. During the past operational day, we observed an extraordinary activity that we had not encountered before - over 70 FPV drones were deployed against Ukrainian troops' positions and civilian areas," she stated.

According to Humeniuk, Russia is constantly changing its tactics, looking for ways to bypass Ukrainian air defense systems. "The Russians are testing different altitudes to launch the Shaheds, tend to the Black Sea, the entrance from which makes it difficult for mobile fire groups to navigate by sound, and use the temporarily occupied territory as the main route for the Shaheds," noted Humeniuk.

The spokesperson also revealed that the Russians continue to construct defensive structures on the southern front, despite having heavily fortified second and third lines of defense.

Humeniuk stated that in Crimea, Russia is focused on building defensive fortifications in the northern part of the peninsula, as they understand that defensive forces are getting too close to these lines.

In addition, Russian troops are laying mines to fix the chaotic mining caused by the aftermath of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion.

"The minefields set up along the water's edge were spontaneously moved by the water to different distances. They are still working against the occupants, their units keep exploding on them," noted the spokeswoman.

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