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Victorious news of 386th day of war: AFU shoot down Chinese drone in Donetsk region, Poland gives Ukraine 4 fighter jets

17 March, 2023 Friday

Germany has provided Ukraine with another batch of military aid, Russian warehouses were destroyed near Mariupol, and Poland is handing over 4 MiG-29 fighters

Ukrainian defenders shot down Chinese modernized drone in the Donetsk region

It is noted that on the night of March 11, Ukraine's Security Service told CNN that its agents in the Russian-occupied territory warned of the launch of an enemy drone at Ukrainian positions.

At about 2 a.m. on Saturday, soldiers with the 111th Territorial Defense Brigade heard a drone overhead and even saw a light flashing on the aircraft.

It was the Mugin-5, a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufactured by a Chinese company based in the port city of Xiamen on China's east coast.

Ukraine will soon receive four MiG-29 aircraft from Poland

Polish President Andrzej Duda said that in the coming days Ukraine will receive 4 of the promised 10 MiG-29 fighters

This was reported by an Ukrinform correspondent who was present at a press conference between Polish President Andrzej Duda and his Czech counterpart Petr Pavel.

“In the coming days we will hand over 4 aircraft.... And over the course of the year, we will gradually hand over the rest,” Andrzej Duda said. 

Estonia will send Ukraine a military aid package with sniper weapons

On Thursday, March 16, Estonian officials announced a new aid package for Ukraine. The package includes semi-automatic rifles, sniper rifles, optical sights, binoculars, ammunition, personal and special equipment, patrol boats and thermal imagers. Medical equipment will also be provided.

Invading Russian forces' warehouse destroyed in Mariupol district

On Thursday, March 16, several explosions occurred in the village of Maloyanisol, Mariupol district, a fire broke out, and a Russian warehouse was destroyed.

Artillery shells and missiles: Germany handed over another aid to Ukraine

The Ukrainian army received 5,000 155 mm artillery shells and 155 mm precision-guided ammunition, the number of which is not specified.

Ammunition for MARS II multiple launch rocket systems (quantity not specified), two forklifts, four mobile antenna-mast systems and 500 SFP9 pistols were also provided.

The list includes two hangar tents and 25 generators.

In addition, Lithuania will provide Ukraine with 155 mm ammunition, and French AMX-10 RC wheeled tanks have already arrived in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military aviation launched 7 strikes against the enemy

The Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff reported this

Over the course of the day, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 7 strikes on invading Russian troops' military positions. 

Missile and artillery units hit 3 Russian control points, 2 military positions, and a fuel and lubricant depot.

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