Ukraine war live updates: Russian drone attack takes out power supplies in Kyiv; Ruble tumbles

Firefighters conduct extinguishing works after Russia’s unmanned aerial vehicle attacks in Kyiv, Ukraine on December 19, 2022.

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Russia unleashed 35 “kamikaze” drones on Ukraine in the early hours of Monday morning as many people slept, damaging critical infrastructure in and around the capital, Kyiv.

Governor Oleksiy Kubela said the assault was “fairly serious,” after three areas in the region were left without power supply.

The assault marks Moscow’s third air attack on the city in six days.

Meanwhile, the Russian ruble fell to a more than six-month low against the dollar. As of around 9:00 a.m. GMT Monday, it was trading at 66.22 against the dollar.

The fall marks the ruble’s lowest level since May 30.

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