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Ukrainian Air Force reported UAVs attack

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 01:00
Ukrainian Air Force reported UAVs attack
Iranian-made drones. Stock photo: Getty Images

Russian forces launched attack UAVs from the south on the evening of 17 January. 

Source: Ukrainian Air Force on Telegram; Sumy Oblast Military Administration

Details: The military reported that attack UAVs are moving from Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts towards Kirovohrad Oblast. 


Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Sumy oblasts also face the threat of strikes by attack UAVs.

Update: At 21:02, a report warned of a Russian UAV near Sumy. Locals were urged to stay in shelters.

At 21:29, it was reported that Shahed drones had been spotted in Kirovohrad Oblast heading towards Cherkasy/Vinnytsia oblasts.


At 21:41, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported that air defence had shot down two Russian Shahed UAVs in the sky over the oblast.

At 22:55, the Air Force reported that the UAVs were moving northwest along the border of Mykolaiv/Odesa Oblasts. The air-raid warning was issued in Odesa Oblast. 

At 23:18, the attack UAV threat was reported in Vinnytsia Oblast. 

At 23:56, the military reported that the UAVs were moving through Vinnytsia Oblast in the western direction. The threat to Khmelnytskyi Oblast was reported. 

At 00:50, the military reported that the attack UAVs were in Khmelnytskyi Oblast and were moving in the direction of Starokostiantyniv. 

At 01:36, the all-clear was given.

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