Ukraine war briefing: fresh hope for US House vote on Kyiv aid deal


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Russia and Ukraine claimed to have downed each other’s drones over the Black Sea on Monday. Russia’s defence ministry, writing on the Telegram messaging app, said its air defence units had intercepted six Ukrainian drones attempting to carry out a “terrorist attack”. A spokesperson for Ukraine’s air force, Illya Yevlash, told national television that Ukrainian forces had downed a Russian “Forpost” drone which he described as one of the most sophisticated and costly in Moscow’s arsenal. Recent Russian attacks have caused significant damage to the Ukrainian power system, but a total collapse is unlikely, the head of Ukraine’s national grid...