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15 out of 18 Shahed drones heading in two directions downed above Ukraine

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 08:04
15 out of 18 Shahed drones heading in two directions downed above Ukraine
A downed Shahed, illustrative photo by Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images

The Defence Forces of Ukraine destroyed 15 out of 18 attack drones launched by the Russian forces overnight on 6-7 December.

Source: Ukraine's Air Force

Quote: "On the night of 7 December, the occupiers attacked Ukraine with Shahed drones from the Chauda cape (Crimea). In total, the launch of 18 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs was recorded.


The main areas targeted by the attack were Khmelnytskyi and Odesa Oblast.

As a result of a response by air defence, the Air Force and the Air Defence Forces of Ukraine destroyed 15 attack UAVs. Anti-aircraft missile units and mobile firing groups were involved."

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Photo: Ukraine's Air Force

Details: Ukraine's Southern Defence Forces reported several waves of Russian drone attacks on the southern oblasts overnight.

A Shahed-131/136 attack UAV launched from temporarily occupied Crimea flew through the left-bank Kherson Oblast, trying to avoid air defence systems, but three of them were destroyed in Mykolaiv Oblast. 

In the next wave, the Russians attacked Odesa Oblast. The Russians sent drones along the port infrastructure of the Danube area, again taking advantage of the landscape and the proximity of the state border. 

Air defence assets and personnel destroyed 11 Shahed-131/136 attack UAVs, but one of them still hit the port infrastructure

The strike damaged warehouses, grain elevators and lorries. It also caused a fire, and one of the truck drivers was killed.

In addition, air defence was responding to the attack in Khmelnytskyi district, with no casualties or damage to infrastructure being reported. 

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