Moscow said on Sunday its New Year attacks on Ukraine targeted the pro-Western country’s drone production, claiming it had managed to scupper Kyiv’s “terror attacks" against Russia.
In a New Year’s Eve assault, Moscow attacked Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities with missiles and Iranian-made drones.
As a result of the New Year’s strikes, three people died and 50 were injured in Ukraine, authorities said.
Russia’s defence ministry said a strike hit “the facilities of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine" which is involved in the production of drones.
“Storage facilities and launch sites" for the drones have also been destroyed, the ministry said in a statement.
“The aim of the strike was achieved," the statement said.
“The plans of the Kyiv regime to carry out terrorist attacks against Russia in the near future have been thwarted."
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