On Wednesday, authorities in Ukraine reported that a Russian military strike on the city of Kherson in the south resulted in the injury of nine individuals, including four minors.
The Ukrainian air force reported that 19 attack drones, some directed towards Kyiv, Odesa, Kherson and six other regions, were used by Russian forces against Ukraine.
According to the military, Ukrainian air defenses successfully took down 18 out of 19 drones.
According to Serhiy Popko, the leader of Kyiv’s military administration, there have been no reports of injuries or damage in the capital city.
The military reported that Russia launched two directed missiles towards Kharkiv, located in eastern Ukraine.
On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that the country’s military has asked for an extra 450,000 to 500,000 citizens to join and strengthen their army, as they are currently engaged in conflict with Russia.
Zelenskyy stated in a press conference at the end of the year that a decision has not yet been reached on the request, and that high-ranking military government officials will be discussing the issue.
I stated that I require additional evidence to justify this decision. The main reasons for this are the people involved, fairness, defense capability, and financial considerations,” he explained.
Russian President Vladimir Putin commended Moscow’s forces for successfully defending against a Ukrainian counterattack that began in June.
“Our troops are holding the initiative,” he said at a meeting Tuesday with military leaders. “We are effectively doing what we think is needed, doing what we want. “
The Ukrainian military’s efforts to regain territory from Russian forces have been mostly unsuccessful, with only minor advances in the eastern region.
The sources for this story include The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and Reuters.