Ukraine's air defense forces down 39 kamikaze drones, Kh-59 missile

Ukraine's air defense forces down 39 kamikaze drones, Kh-59 missile

Ukraine's air defense forces destroyed 39 Russian Shahed drones, two Orlan-10s and a Kh-59 guided air missile on the night of January 1 to January 2.

According to Ukrinform, the Ukrainian Air Force said this in a post on the messaging app Telegram.

"On the night of January 1-2, 2023, the Russian occupiers launched a massive attack with Iranian-made Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones. Due to combat work by the air defense of the Air Force in cooperation with the air defense of other elements of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, all 39 attack UAVs were destroyed," the report said.

Anti-aircraft missile units, fighter aircraft of the Air Force and mobile groups were involved in repelling the attack. Equipment and weapons provided to Ukraine by Western partners are increasingly involved.

In addition, the defenders of the sky destroyed two Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles and a Kh-59 guided air missile.

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