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Air defence downs 5 attack drones out of 7

Friday, 8 December 2023, 06:21
Air defence downs 5 attack drones out of 7

The Ukrainian Air Force shot down five of the seven Shahed attack drones on the night of 7-8 December.

Source: Ukraine's Air Force on Telegram

Details: The Russians attacked Ukraine with Shahed attack drones from the Primorsko-Akhtarsk area in Russia, and fired S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles from the territory of Russia’s Belgorod Oblast.


In total, seven Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs and six S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles were launched. 

The direction of attack of the Shahed UAVs was Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, while the anti-aircraft guided missiles were fired at Kharkiv Oblast.

Assets and personnel of the Air Force, together with air defence units of the Defence Forces, have destroyed five attack UAVs. 

Background: The Russians launched six missiles at Kharkiv on the night of 7-8 December. There were casualties and damage. 

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