Russia’s Defence Ministry reports downing eight drones off coast of annexed Crimea

Russian air defence destroyed eight drones over the Black Sea near the coast of annexed Crimea overnight, Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

No damages or casualties have been reported.

The ministry also said that “Black Sea Fleet naval aircraft destroyed three US-made Willard Sea Force high-speed boats with AFU landing groups on board heading for the Crimean coast”, adding that the vessels had been detected in the western part of the Black Sea, to the north-east of Snake Island.

In late August, Crimea was subjected to one of the largest-scale drone attacks since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, with the Russian Defence Ministry claiming to have destroyed 42 incoming drones in one night.

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