The Ukrainian Air Force has shot down 13 out of 15 Shahed kamikaze drones that were launched by Russia on the night of 5-6 March.
Source: Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, on air during the national joint 24/7 newscast
Quote from Ihnat: "Drones were launched from the north. These were Shahed-136 Iranian-made kamikaze drones. 15 were launched, with 13 being shot down by air defence systems and other firearms."
Details: Ihnat called this result of the Air Force’s work "quite good."
He urged residents of Ukraine to not ignore air-raid warnings.
- An air-raid warning was issued in almost half of Ukraine's oblasts and in Kyiv during the evening of 5 March. It was in force until almost 04:00 on 6 March.
- Serhii Lysak, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Military Administration, reported that four drones had been shot down over the oblast.