Ukrainian Forces Down 9 Out of 13 Russian Drones, Thwart Overnight Attack

Ukrainian air defence and mobile drone hunters successfully intercepted nine out of 13 Russian drones over four regions, including Poltava, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv. Additionally, a Russian X-59 missile from Kursk was downed. Damage included commercial and residential buildings and a power line in Dnipropetrovsk.


Reuters | Kyiv | Updated: 08-06-2024 11:18 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 11:18 IST
Ukrainian Forces Down 9 Out of 13 Russian Drones, Thwart Overnight Attack
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Ukrainian air defence and mobile drone hunters groups shot down nine out of 13 Russian drones over four regions of the country, the air force said on Saturday.

The Iranian-made Shahed drones were downed over the central Poltava region, southeastern Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions, and the Kharkiv region in the northeast, the statement said. One X-59 Russian missile launched from Russia's Kursk region was also downed.

Serhiy Lysak, Dnipropetrovsk regional governor, said the overnight drone attack damaged commercial and residential buildings and also a power line. Details of the damage in other regions were not immediately clear.

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