Russian forces shot down 36 Ukrainian drones over the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula overnight, Moscow's Defense Ministry said Sunday.

"On the night of Oct. 29, an attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack using air-type drones against facilities on the territory of the Russian Federation was stopped," the ministry said on Telegram.

"The air defense systems in place destroyed 36 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles over the Black Sea and the northwestern part of the Crimean peninsula," it added.

There was no immediate reaction from Ukrainian authorities.

Ukrainian assaults on Russian territory have multiplied since Kyiv launched its counter-offensive in June.

Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, is regularly targeted, being the rear base of the Russian Black Sea fleet and a key supply route for Russian forces occupying southern and eastern Ukraine.

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One teeny tiny problem:
Ukraine destroyed most of the radar defence systems in Crimea two months ago.
The inept Russians are a failure on the battlefield, but they are world champions at shooting down drones. Go figure.
Could it be, is it possible that someone is lying? I know, it seems preposterous, because Russians are known for telling the truth.
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“Russia said” ‘Nuff said.