The massive Ukrainian drone strike on Russian regions on the night of 26 November was prepared by Ukrainian intelligence in response to the unprecedented attack by Shahed drones on Kyiv the day before, Ukrayinska Pravda has reported, citing an intelligence source.
According to the source, the attack began today at 3:30 a.m. and ended at 9:20 a.m. A total of 35 drones were fired at military or military-related facilities in Moscow, Moscow Region, Tula and Smolensk.
"The actions are purely symmetrical and a message that Russia should think about the consequences," the source said.
On the night of 25 November, Russia attacked Ukraine with a record number of Shahed UAVs. The main target was the capital Kyiv. Air defence forces destroyed 74 out of 75 Russian drones. In addition, an Kh-59 guided missile was destroyed in Dnipropetrovsk Region.