Ukraine's air force said Sunday, July 2, it had shot down three cruise missiles and eight attack drones deployed by Moscow's forces overnight, in Russia's first attack on Kyiv in 12 days.

Ukraine's air force said that it had destroyed "all air targets" -- eight Iranian drones and three Kalibr cruise missiles.

"Eight Shaheds were launched from the southeast, and three Kalibr missiles were launched from the Black Sea," the air force said in a statement.

Ruslan Kravchenko, head of the Kyiv regional military administration, said that three private houses were damaged by falling debris in the Kyiv region.

A man sustained a leg injury, Kravchenko added.

Ukraine has become increasingly adept at taking down waves of Russian cruise missiles and drones after appealing to Western allies for greater air defence capabilities.

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Kyiv, which had been relatively spared from attacks since the beginning of the year, faced frequent nightly aerial raids in May.

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Nowa Jan
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Why Iranian drones? Because of U.S., UK, EU, and Japan severe economic sanctions on Iran deceitfully pushed by AMERICAN ISRAEL POLITICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE and Israel-which only benefit Israel- just like when they deceitfully pushed Pontius Pilate in torturing and killing Christ Jesus. They are cunning, deceitful, scheming, tricky, machiavellian, very pushy, very determined in getting what they want- no wonder New York 9/11 attacks and lethal suicide bombings in London happened. Why Americans and Europeans have to die to benefit self-serving Israel? Why Putin's military invaded and destroyed Ukraine to avenge the killing of more than 2.6 million Ukrainian Jews by the Nazis and locals? Why Prigozhin wants to be Russia's next dictator so he can nuke Germany and the other countries who were involved in the Holocaust to avenge Holocaust? Why Jews are no longer the chosen people after they deceitfully pushed Pontius Pilate in torturing and killing Christ Jesus? Just think, God didn't stop Hitler from killing more than 6 million European Jews- from killing more than 4 million Polish and Ukrainian Jews. Just think, God didn't stop brilliant, kamikaze New York 9/11 attacks.

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I support
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In the future they will.be training Nato.

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Darren
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Everyday I wonder how many more people have to die before Ukraine receives longer range Missiles .I hope more Defences arrive .Belarus boarders priority. The north needs reinforcements

chris
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@Darren,

chris
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@Darren sadly the right wing here in USA seems determined to cut off aid to Ukraine

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Imokru2
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Once the people of Russia decide that they want representative government, thinks will change in that sorry country. Russia is hated in every other country. Even the Chinese dictatorship dislikes them.
But it is up to the Russian people to decide. Do they want another 300 years of Czars and dictators? How has that worked out for you?

Freddie
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@Imokru2, yah I know right internalized oppression across generations makes people zombies

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John
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@Imokru2, Russia is really a bit too big. If it was split up in some smaller states it would be better for everyone.

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