“10 Kiev missiles shot down over Belgorod, drones intercepted in the Moscow and Leningrad regions”
Ukrainian missiles shot down and drones intercepted by Russia. A woman resident of Russia’s Belgorod region was injured by a shrapnel during shelling by Ukrainian armed forces, the region’s governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said on Telegram, adding that Moscow’s defense systems intercepted ten missiles before that fell on the city.
Russian air defense systems also intercepted Ukrainian drones in the Moscow and Leningrad regions, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “On January 18, around 01.30 Moscow time – the ministry specified – an attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack using unmanned aerial vehicles of an aircraft type against targets on the territory of the Federation was stopped Russian”.
For their part Ukrainian forces shot down 22 of 33 Shahed-type attack drones launched by Russia overnight. The Kiev Air Force reported this on Telegram, specifying that the drones were launched from Primorsko-Akhtarsk, in southern Russia, off the coast of the Sea of Azov and from the Kursk region. At least two S-300 missiles targeting Kharkiv Oblast were launched from Russia’s Belgorod Oblast.
The drones mainly targeted the northern and southern regions of Ukraine. Anti-aircraft missile units and mobile fire groups were used to repel the air attack. Drones were shot down over Sumy, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad and Khmelnytskyi. At least four of the 22 drones were shot down in the northeastern Sumy oblast, but they damaged a warehouse and several trucks.
Kiev: 373,600 Russian soldiers killed since the start of the war
Russia has lost 373,600 soldiers in Ukraine since the war began on February 24, 2022, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported. The number includes 780 casualties suffered by Russian forces over the past day.
According to the report, Russia also lost 6,147 tanks, 11,410 armored combat vehicles, 11,794 fuel vehicles and tanks, 8,835 artillery systems, 966 multiple launch rocket systems, 653 air defense systems, 331 aircraft, 324 helicopters , 6,925 drones, 23 boats and a submarine.