Air Force: Ukraine downs 16 out of 18 drones launched by Russia

    WORLD  25 February 2024 - 11:55

    Ukrainian forces shot down 16 out of 18 Shahed-type drones launched by the Russian military overnight on February 25.

    The drones were destroyed over Poltava, Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Mykolaiv, Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts, The Kyiv Independent reports citing the Air Force.

    According to Ukraine’s Southern Defence Forces, Russia also launched two Kh-31P anti-radar missiles from tactical aircraft over the Black Sea towards Odesa Oblast. Both missiles were intercepted by air defence units.

    Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Serhii Lysak reported on the morning of February 25 that a Russian drone destroyed an outbuilding in the Nikopol district. There were no casualties, he said.

    Drone attacks are an almost daily occurrence in Ukraine, affecting various regions across the country. Ukrainian forces reportedly downed 23 out of 31 Russian drones launched overnight on February 23.

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