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26 kamikaze drones destroyed overnight in the south

Monday, 17 October 2022, 08:48
26 kamikaze drones destroyed overnight in the south

VALENTYNA ROMANENKO MONDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2022, 08:48

26 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones were destroyed overnight in the south of Ukraine; information about the morning attack on Kyiv is being confirmed.

Source: Yuriy Ihnat, Air Force Command spokesman, during the 24/7 national joint newscast on 17 October 

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Quote: "Yesterday, we reported the destruction of 11 kamikaze drones on this front. Between 03:30 and 07:00, another 15 drones were destroyed. So, we actually destroyed 26 Shahed-136 drones overnight in the area for which Air Command Pivden (South) is responsible. Anti-aircraft missile units were mostly involved, but fighters were also in action there."

Details: Ihnat reported that a total of 100 Iranian-made drones have already been destroyed on the southern front since the occupiers started using them.

The Air Force estimates that 75% of these kamikaze drones are shot down by the Ukrainian military.

Ihnat said that currently, he has no detailed information regarding the ongoing attack on the capital.

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