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10 Shaheds shot down over Mykolaiv Oblast

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 08:04
10 Shaheds shot down over Mykolaiv Oblast
stock photo: Ukrainian Defence Intelligence

10 Russian Shaheds were shot down over Mykolaiv Oblast on the night of 18-19 September.

Source: Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram

Quote from Kim: "Assets and personnel of air defence shot down 10 Shahed-136/131 attack drones on the night of 18-19 September in Mykolaiv Oblast."

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Details: Kim reported that the wreckage of a downed Russian target damaged the agricultural machinery of one of the agricultural businesses in Pervomaisk district at 01:00 (Kyiv time). There were no casualties.

Day and night were relatively calm in the city of Mykolaiv and in Mykolaiv, Voznesensk and Bashtanka districts.  

Background: 

  • On 18 September, around 23:00, the Russians launched Shahed kamikaze drones towards Ukraine from Primorsko-Akhtarsk (Krasnodar Krai, Russia). In five hours, they reached Lviv.
  • Explosions and a fire broke out in an industrial warehouse in the city of Lviv on the night of 18-19 September, injuring two people and blocking part of Horodotska Street.
  • Local authorities also reported explosions in Khmelnytskyi Oblast
  • Oleksandr Vikul, Head of the Kryviy Rih Military Administration, reported that an explosion occurred in the city. A multi-storey building in Kryvyi Rih caught fire as a result of a nighttime Russian attack.

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