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Ukraine's air defence downs 5 Shahed drones over Mykolaiv and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts: grass catches fire

Wednesday, 10 July 2024, 07:56
Ukraine's air defence downs 5 Shahed drones over Mykolaiv and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts: grass catches fire
A rescue worker. Stock photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Ukraine’s Air Force has destroyed four Shahed drones over Mykolaiv Oblast and one over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on the night of 9-10 July.

Source: Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration; Serhii Lysak, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Military Administration

Quote from Kim: "Air defence forces and assets destroyed four Shahed 131/136 UAVs over Mykolaiv Oblast on the night of 9-10 July. Dry grass in an open area caught fire due to the fall of wreckage from the downed UAVs. Firefighters promptly extinguished the fire. There were no casualties."

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Details: Another Shahed drone was destroyed by an Air Command Skhid (East) unit in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Quote from Lysak: "Dry grass caught fire due to falling wreckage. The fire has been extinguished."

Details: Lysak added that the Nikopol district suffered from Russian attacks with artillery and kamikaze drones in the evening and morning. 

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The Russians attacked the city of Nikopol and Marhanets hromada, damaging infrastructure but without causing casualties or injuries [a hromada is an administrative unit designating a town, village or several villages and their adjacent territories – ed.].

Background:

  • Russian forces attacked a power facility in Rivne Oblast on the night of 9-10 July with drones, causing a power outage for some consumers.

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