Russia attacked this Wednesday massively the northeast, center and southeast of Ukraine, whose president, Volodymyr Zelensky, in the United States is putting pressure on the international community not to cease its military support at a time when the counteroffensive has made the greatest progress since it began almost four months ago.
Ukrainian air defenses intercepted at dawn 17 of the 24 Shahed suicide drones launched by Russia, but some of them hit an oil refinery in the Poltava region (center). Others were shot down over the regions of Sumi (northeast), Kirovograd (center) and Dnipropetrovsk (southeast).
Meanwhile, Russia suffered attacks against the annexed Crimean peninsula, according to the governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, who first reported the downing of drones and later the interception of missiles.
The Center for Strategic Communications of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine assured on its Telegram channel that the attack was successful a command post of the Black Sea Fleet near Sevastopol.
While Ukraine and Russia assessed the damage caused by the attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin received the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, in St. Petersburg, with whom he discussed the war in Ukraine and with whom he accepted the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for meet him in October in Beijing.