Midi Libre takes stock of the situation in Ukraine. This Wednesday, November 29, 2023, discover the latest news around this conflict.
Ukraine reports Russian attack with 21 drones and three missiles
Russia launched 21 drones and three cruise missiles at Ukraine overnight, but all the drones and two missiles were destroyed before reaching their target, the Ukrainian Air Force said Wednesday. The third missile was not destroyed but did not hit its target, the air force said without giving further details.
The Iranian-made drones were heading toward the western Khmelnitsky region, the air force said. The target has not been identified, but the region is home to a major air base. The air force said the missiles were shot down over the southern region of Mykolaiv, while the drones were shot down in seven provinces of Ukraine, according to Reuters.
There were no immediate reports of damage from falling debris. Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said a Black Sea Fleet frigate launched an attack with four cruise missiles on Ukraine’s military infrastructure, but it did not specify when the attack had taken place.
The Ukrainian navy said the three Russian cruise missiles were launched from the Kherson region, which borders the Black Sea and parts of which have been under Russian control since the start of the war.
Ukrainian drone “Backfire” enters the battlefield
Monday November 20, 2023, the Ukrainian armies tested a new drone called “BackFire” which could change the course of the confrontation.
As drones become an integral part of warfare, Ukraine has designed an entirely new device capable of thwarting Russian defenses, according to TF1 news.
Called “Backfire”, this bomber drone uses technology that allows resist Russian jamming. It was designed by Ukraine. On November 20, the drone passed the tests of the kyiv Ministry of Defense commission.
What was the impact of the snowstorms on the Russian army, especially its dolphin soldiers?
This Tuesday, November 28, snowstorms affecting Russia and Ukraine caused several deaths, but they also impacted the Russian armed forces.
This is what MT Anderson, analyst at Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), puts forward, declaring that the Sevastopol base and this equipment have “probably disappeared”.
At this location, there was notably a dolphin enclosure. These animals are used by the Russians as soldiers to detect Ukrainian special forces divers, reports News week. After the passage of bad weather, the analyst is precise: “clear image of the entrance to the port, no dolphin enclosure”.