In the evening of 18 April, Defence Forces shot down seven drones of the occupiers, including six Iranian Shahed kamikaze drones in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Details: According to Yermak, five Shaheds were shot down in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
After the message from the head of the President’s Office, Malashko also created a post on his Telegram channel about the effective operation of air defence but did not indicate the number of downed drones.
Quote from Malashko: "The air defence forces showed their skills over Zaporizhzhia: enemy "cans" were successfully landed today. Thank you to our military personnel who defended peaceful homes."
Updated: The Air Force specified that as of 22:00, units of anti-aircraft missile forces and mobile fire groups of the Air Command Skhid (East) destroyed 7 UAVs of the occupiers, including six kamikaze drones of the Shahed-136 type. Six drones were neutralised in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and another one was shot down on the outskirts of the city of Dnipro.
Background: In the evening of 18 April, an air-raid warning was issued in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.