Air defense destroyed 14 out of 20 Shaheds and three enemy Kh-59/Kh-69 missiles at night

Air defense destroyed 14 out of 20 Shaheds and three enemy Kh-59/Kh-69 missiles at night

Last night, the Air Defense Forces destroyed 14 of 20 Russian Shahed-131/136 strike UAVs.

According to Ukrinform, this was reported in a Telegram message by Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk.

According to him, on the night of 10 July, Russian troops attacked Ukraine with one Iskander-M ballistic missile and four Kh-59/Kh-69 guided missiles from the temporarily occupied Crimea.

The Air Force also clarified that the drones were attacked from the area of Primorsko-Akhtarsk (Russia) and Cape Chauda (temporarily occupied Crimea).

As a result of combat operations, Oleshchuk said, 14 Shahed drones were shot down in Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Dnipro, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Vinnytsia and Rivne regions.

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Fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force, mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Defence Forces and electronic warfare units were involved.

"Missiles attacked the port infrastructure of Odesa region. As a result of active countermeasures, three Russian Kh-59/Kh-69 missiles and three attack UAVs did not reach their targets," he added.

As reported by Ukrnform, on the night of 10 July, an air alert was declared in a number of regions of Ukraine due to the threat of attack drones.

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