Read the story in The Economist 1843 Magazine
Russia has supplemented its ground campaign with frequent missile and drone barrages, intended to damage Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and terrify civilians. These peaked in May 2022, when Kyiv suffered a month of near-nightly bombardments. Over last Christmas and New Year, Russian attacks escalated again. On December 29th the capital experienced the biggest aerial attack of the war so far, which killed 33 people and injured more than 160 others. It’s a sign of the strength of Ukraine’s air defenses that more people weren’t killed.
On patrol with the Ukrainian army’s drone hunters
Mobile air-defence units have just a few minutes’ notice to shoot down deadly weapons