That is according to the statement of Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"If they are going to bombard at such a pace as during those two nights, then according to the information already announced by our certain special services and intelligence about a new batch of 250 [drones], at least half of them have already been used,” Yuriy Ignat said on the air of the national telethon #UArazom (UAtogether) on Tuesday, January, 03.
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The representative of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also added that such figures should not mislead, as the Russian Federation can receive the next batch of drones from Iran. However, Ukraine is preparing for new Russian massive attacks.
"We will prepare. We shoot down drones. As you can see, 84 drones were shot down in two days – on New Year's Eve and the following day. 100% [of the drones] were shot down by air defense forces. Such results have never been achieved before. The number of drones is already approaching 500 since September 11. That is 500 drones shot down. The same with cruise missiles but little less. I count attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure since September 11," Yuriy Ignat stated.
He also noted that the enemy is deliberately increasing the use of cheap Iranian drones in order to wear down Ukraine’s air defenses and exert psychological pressure on citizens.
Asked whether Russia is running out of supplies, the spokesman said that “everything will depend on the Iranian capacity and willingness to continue supplying such drones.”
Russia uses Iranian-produced kamikaze drones, along with missiles, to attack critical infrastructure across Ukraine. Since early October, these repeated attacks have killed dozens of civilians and caused power, water, and heating cut-offs in multiple Ukrainian regions.
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