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Russia-Ukraine War Live: Russia Launches Fresh Wave Of Strikes On Ukraine As Moscow Counts Down To Victory Day

Ukraine says it destroyed all 35 Iranian-made Shahed drones launched by Russia in a wave of attacks across the country early Monday.

In its usual morning update the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said Russia had also launched 16 missile strikes on cities and regions including Kharkiv, Kherson, Nikolaev and Odessa as well as 61 airstrikes. It also reported 52 instances of enemy shelling and said “Unfortunately, there are killed and wounded among civilians, damaged high-rise building, private residences and other civilian infrastructures.”

“The probability of further Russian missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high,” it added.

Kyiv residents inspect the remains of a drone following an attack on the city. Photograph: Reuters

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