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Ukrainian air defence destroy 18 Russian drones, missile overnight

Air defences were operating in nine Regions.

Ukrainian air defence destroy 18 Russian drones, missile overnight
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On the night of 4 December 2023, the enemy attacked with 23 Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs from Cape Chauda in occupied Crimea and a guided missile from the airspace of occupied Kherson Region.

"Fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft missile units and mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Air Force and Defence Forces were engaged to repel the air attack. As a result of combat operations, 18 attack UAVs and one X-59 guided missile were destroyed," the Air Force said.

The air defence was operating in at least 9 Regions of Ukraine. In particular, in Mykolayiv and Khmelnytskyy Regions. In Mykolayiv Region, six enemy Shahed-131/136 UAVs were destroyed, according to the local military command. In the Bashtanka district, as a result of the downing of a Shahed-131/136 UAV, debris damaged the building of an agricultural enterprise and a power line. There were no casualties.

In Khmelnytskyy Region, air defence forces were operating in Khmelnytskyy district. There were no reports of casualties or damage to infrastructure.

In the area of responsibility of the East Air Command, 3 Shahed-131/136 UAVs were destroyed in Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya Regions

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