There had also been no reports of new strikes on southern Ukraine, which had occurred practically every night since Russia pulled out of an agreement for the safe transit of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea on July 17.
Russia employed Iranian-made Shahed drones to strike Kyiv for the sixth time this month, but all of them were shot down, according to Serhiy Popko, chief of the Kyiv military administration. Air raid sirens sounded throughout the Kyiv region for more than three and a half hours. Regional governor Ruslan Kravchenko said there had been no reports of damage or injuries, though falling debris had started a fire in a field.
According to Yuriy Ihnat, a spokeswoman for the air force, air defenses have been deployed in three districts of the country’s north. He told Ukrainian television that “about 10 drones were recorded, the information is being clarified,” and that up to five of them may have been destroyed.
Regional officials reported that a drone was shot down in each of the central Poltava and northern Sumy areas, two drones crashed in fields and one in an empty hangar in the central region of Cherkasy, and an unidentified infrastructure object was struck in the northern Zhytomyr district. Separately, the governor of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine reported that the village of Kostiantynivka had been shelled by Russia on Monday evening, resulting in two fatalities, including a 10-year-old kid, and seven injuries.
Following the destruction of two buildings in Moscow by drones early on Monday, Russia, which pushed tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine in February 2022, threatened to take severe action against Ukraine.