A Russian reconnaissance was shot down over Kyiv in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv City Military Administration, said on Telegram: "During the last air alert, an enemy reconnaissance UAV was detected in the airspace of Kyiv. 

“The drone was destroyed by air defense forces and means. In advance, there is no information about victims or destruction. The data is being verified. Once again, I am asking the people of Kyiv not to ignore the signals of air alarms! 

“Take care of yourself and your loved ones.”

There has been an uptick in the regularity of Russian missile and drone attacks on Kyiv over the last week.

Ukraine said Saturday that it had for the first time downed a Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile during a wave of Russian attacks in the night between last Wednesday and Thursday.


Russian President Vladimir Putin, who unveiled the Kinzhal missile in 2018, has termed it "an ideal weapon" that is extremely difficult for missile defences to intercept.

"I congratulate the Ukrainian people on the historic event," General Mykola Oleshchuk said on Telegram. "Yes, we shot down the 'unparallelled' Kinzhal" missile.

The Ukraine Air Force said the missile was shot down with a Patriot air-defence system in skies over Kyiv at around 2:30 am on Thursday (2330 GMT Wednesday).

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