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Russia fires missile, drones at Ukrainians overnight: air defence downs 16 Shaheds

Air defences were operating in six Regions.

Last night, the Russians continued their air attacks on Ukraine. They attacked with 17 Shahed-131/136 strike UAVs from Crimea and an X-59 guided missile from Donetsk Region. The defenders managed to shoot down 16 drones. Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk reported this on Telegram.

"As a result of the anti-aircraft battle, the Air Force aviation and mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Defence Forces shot down 16 Shahed attack UAVs within Mykolayiv, Odesa, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Vinnytsya and Khmelnytskyy Regions," he said.

Photo: Mykola Oleshchuk/Telegram

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