The Ukrainian Air Force said on Sunday it had shot down 22 Russian drones in the Odessa region in the south of the country.
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“On the night of September 3, 2023, the Russian occupiers launched several waves of “Shahed-136/131” drone strikes from the south and southeast,” the Ukrainian Air Force wrote on Telegram, adding that 22 drones were destroyed from an airstrike a total of 25 were brought to market.
After the July end of the deal that allowed Ukraine to safely export its grain across the Black Sea, Russia stepped up its attacks on the Odessa and Mykolaiv regions in southern Ukraine, where ports and other critical infrastructure for this trade are located.
In August, the first cargo ship to transit the Black Sea reached Istanbul, Turkey, despite Russian obstruction.
And on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said two new ships had passed through the “temporary grain corridor in the Black Sea” created by his country.