Ukrainian Air Force Thwarts Russian Drone Assault

The Ukrainian air force successfully intercepted 22 of the 27 Shahed-type drones launched by Russia during an overnight attack. The assault impacted five regions, damaging industrial facilities and private homes but resulted in only one reported injury. Regions affected include Poltava, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, and Sumy.


Reuters | Kyiv | Updated: 05-06-2024 11:10 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 11:10 IST
Ukrainian Air Force Thwarts Russian Drone Assault
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The Ukrainian air force said it shot down 22 of the 27 Shahed-type drones launched over five Ukrainian regions in Russia's overnight attack on Wednesday. The attack damaged an industrial facility and injured one person in the region of Poltava, its governor, Filip Pronin, said on the Telegram messaging app.

The Ukrainian military destroyed six drones over the southern region of Mykolaiv, its governor said. Debris from one of them destroyed a private home, and damaged about 10 more, but no casualties were reported, he added. Four drones were shot down over the southern region of Kherson and four more over the central Dnipropetrovsk region, the regions' governors said.

The attack also targeted the northern region of Sumy, with no details of damage reported by regional authorities.

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