The Ukrainian Air Force announced on the 17th that the Russian military launched attacks on Mykolaiv and Odesa regions in the south with 10 Iranian-made drones, shooting down nine of them.
The Russian military also reportedly carried out missile attacks on the eastern Donetsk region.
As Russian air attacks continued, President Zelenskiy said on social media on the 17th, “Our air defense capabilities are being strengthened. “We need many systems,” he said, indicating a stance to strengthen the air defense system.
Meanwhile, Secretary of the Security Council Patrushev, a close aide to President Putin, held a meeting on the 16th in Voronezh Oblast, western Russia, which borders Ukraine, and said, “The operational headquarters in each region will take measures to protect important infrastructure facilities and strengthen air defense.” ‘
Regarding this, the American think tank “Institute of War” pointed out on the 16th, “The Ukrainian side is also attacking Russia’s rear areas with missiles this winter to cut off supply routes, and Russia is also trying to respond.” .
Both Russia and Ukraine have indicated that they are strengthening their air defense systems, and it is expected that the battle over the skies will intensify this winter.