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Russians looking for new routes for "Shahed" - Humeniuk

The Russian military continues looking for new routes for shelling in order to identify the locations of Ukrainian air defence systems to try to destroy them in the future.

This opinion was expressed by Natalia Gumenyuk, head of the Joint Press Centre of the Southern Operational Command, on the air of the national telethon "United News", Ukrinform reports.

"The enemy was trying to draw attention of the air defence and attack from different directions. This time, in the southern direction, the enemy, already trained by air defence, was looking for new routes for barrage shells and launched them through the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, then through the de-occupied Kherson region, and over the Mykolaiv region, two "Shaheds" were destroyed by air defence forces. This is what concerns our area of responsibility," said Humeniuk.

According to her, the Russian army is continuing air attacks in the frontline area. The right side of the river is suffering from the shelling because the invaders are using tactical aircraft at a distance that is not yet accessible to air defence systems. They are trying to attack with different weapons forces so that those air defence systems that work effectively cannot operate in this mode. And to detect them.

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"They are trying to use wave-like attacks precisely to see where the defence was coming from and where to strike later," Humeniuk said.

According to the head of the Joint Press Centre of the Southern Military Command, Russia will continue to use ballistic missiles, among other things. This tactic helps to verify where and in what capacity and in which regions air defences are operating.

"That's why we made sure that in no case should we announce the operation of air defences or communicate them in a visual context. This is our defence, and we need to realise that it is more important than a bright video or photo," Humeniuk added.

Read also: Zelensky thanks Ukraine's air defense forces for downing all Shahed drones overnight

As Ukrinform reported earlier, the Russian army attacked 13 regions of Ukraine over the past day using kamikaze drones, aircraft, heavy artillery, and mortars. In the Kherson region, a dormitory, an educational institution, a church, a factory, a granary and civilian homes came under fire from the Russian military.

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