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Air Force: Air defence destroy 18 missiles, 39 attack drones overnight

The Russian army has launched 82 means of air attack over the territory of Ukraine. 

Air Force: Air defence destroy 18 missiles, 39 attack drones overnight
Photo: Voice of Ukraine

On the night of 11 April 2024, the Russian occupiers launched a combined attack with missiles of various types and attack UAVs. Lviv Region was the main focus of the attack. This was reported by the Commander of the Air Force Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk.

In total, the Russian military used 82 means of air attack:

  • 20 X-101/X-555 cruise missiles from Tu-95 MS strategic aircraft (launch area - Saratov Region of Russia);
  • six X-47M2 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles from MiG-31K fighters (launch area - Tambov Region);
  • 12 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles (launched from the Belgorod Region);
  • 40 Shahed-131/136 strike UAVs (from Primorsko-Akhtarsk, Russia, and Chauda, Crimea).
  • four X-59 guided missiles (from the airspace of the occupied Zaporizhzhya Region).

"Fighter aircraft and anti-aircraft missile troops of the Air Force, mobile firing groups and electronic warfare units of the Ukrainian Defence Forces are involved in repelling the enemy air attack," Oleshchuk said. 

He added that 57 air targets were destroyed as a result of air defence operations:

  • 16 X-101/X-555 cruise missiles;
  • 39 Shahed-131/136 attack UAVs;
  • two X-59 guided missiles.
    Photo: Air Force

Russian attack 

  • A nighttime Russian attack damaged substations and generation facilities in 5 Regions. Kharkiv Region suffered the most during the attack. Over 200,000 customers were left without electricity. 
  • Infrastructure facilities were hit in Kyiv and Lviv Regions. 
  • The Russian army fired guided missiles from tactical aircraft at Zaporizhzhya Region. An energy infrastructure facility was damaged. Two missiles were shot down. 
  • Seven attack drones have been eliminated in Odesa Region.
  • Russia resumed massive attacks on the Ukrainian energy sector in March. 
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