Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said eight Iranian-made drones were shot down by an anti-aircraft missile regiment in southern Ukraine on Friday.
Two Kalibr cruise missiles were also destroyed by units of the southern and central air commands, he said in his nightly address.
"The fiercest combat actions during this week are concentrated in Donbas: Bakhmut and Soledar," the president said, referring to eastern regions near the frontlines of the conflict.
"We are holding our positions. And in these and some other areas in the Donetsk region, the Russian army has already wasted more lives of its men and lost more ammunition than it probably had lost in the two Chechen wars combined," Zelensky said, referring to the Moscow's casualties in Chechnya.