Ukraine's air defence systems destroyed 27 out of 30 drones and one Iskander ballistic missile that Russia launched on Ukraine's territory in early hours on Tuesday, Ukraine's air force said on the messaging platform Telegram.

The Iranian-made Shahed drones were destroyed in Ukraine's southern, central and western regions, while the missile was launched in the direction of Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine, it said.

Reuters could not independently verify the report. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Edmund Klamann)