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Ukraine's Air Force destroys 32 out of 44 Shahed UAVs overnight

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 08:37
Ukraine's Air Force destroys 32 out of 44 Shahed UAVs overnight
IRANIAN-MADE SHAHED DRONE. STOCK PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Ukraine’s Air Force downed 32 Shahed kamikaze drones out of 44 launched by Russian forces over the territory of Ukraine on the night of 12-13 September.

Source: Ukraine’s Air Force

Quote: "On the night of 12-13 September 2023, the Russian occupiers attacked Odesa and Sumy oblasts with several groups of Shahed-136/131 attack drones from three areas: Primorsko-Akhtarsk (Russia), Cape Chauda (Crimea), and Kursk (Russia).

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A total of 44 Shahed drone launches were recorded.

32 enemy attack drones were destroyed as a result of air defence operations."

Details: The Air Force said the drones had mainly targeted the southern districts of Odesa and its port infrastructure facilities.

Fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft missile forces and mobile fire groups units from the Air Force and Ukrainian Defence Forces were engaged to destroy the Russian UAVs.

Background: 

  • Ukrainian air defence forces downed three Russian attack drones over Sumy Oblast.
  • Air defence forces downed 32 attack drones over Odesa Oblast on the night of 12-13 September. Meanwhile, a strike on a port infrastructure facility was reported, and seven people were injured.

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