On the night of February 13th, the Russian army launched a surprise attack on Ukraine with drones, according to reports from the Ukrainian military. The attack resulted in significant damage to a thermal power plant in Dnipro, leaving part of the city without electricity and water. The Ukrainian military was able to successfully shoot down 16 out of 23 Shahed drones in the Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson regions; however, eight ATSs were not accounted for.
The mayor of Dnipro, Boris Filatov, condemned the attack as an act of aggression against civilian infrastructure. The Russian military has repeatedly denied claims that they target civilian infrastructure. In response to the attack, Ukraine’s armed forces were forced to take immediate action to mitigate the damage caused by the drones. Despite their efforts, some areas were left reeling from the loss of power and water supply due to the damaged thermal power plant.
Despite Russia’s denials of targeting civilians, there were widespread reports of disruption and damage caused by the drones in targeted regions. Ukraine’s military was successful in intercepting most of the drones but could not prevent some damage from occurring. Mayor Filatov strongly condemned the attack and accused Russia of deliberately targeting civilian infrastructure. While Russia continues to deny these allegations, evidence suggests that their actions had a significant impact on innocent civilians living in affected areas.
In conclusion, Ukraine’s armed forces are working tirelessly to mitigate damage caused by Russian attacks on its territory with drones. While they have been successful in shooting down most of them, there is still much work to be done in restoring power and water supplies affected by these attacks. Despite Russia’s denials of targeting civilians, it is clear that innocent people are being caught up in this conflict and suffering as a result.