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Air defence downs 14 out of 17 Shahed drones at night

Saturday, 2 March 2024, 08:16
Air defence downs 14 out of 17 Shahed drones at night
Infographic. Photo: Ukraine’s Air Force

The Russians have launched three Kh-59/Kh-35 air-launched guided missiles from the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson and Donetsk oblasts and 17 Shahed attack drones on the night of 1-2 March. The air defence forces have managed to down 14 UAVs.

Source: Ukraine’s Air Force

Details: A total of 14 Shahed drones were downed within Odesa, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Sumy and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts. 

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Civilians were killed and injured as a result of the strikes and the falling debris in Odesa and Kharkiv oblasts.

The Russians launched UAVs from the city of Primorsko-Akhtarsk in Russia and from Balaklava in occupied Crimea. 

In addition, the Air Force also reported that at around 09:00 on 1 March a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber was destroyed on the eastern front while attempting to strike Ukrainian positions with guided air bombs.

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