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Ukrainian air defence down all 48 Russia-launched Shaheds, missiles

The fighting took place in nine Regions. 

On the night of 7 June, the Russian army launched a massive attack on Ukraine's critical infrastructure. It attacked with strategic aviation - Tu-95MS bombers from the airspace of Saratov Region and Shahed-131/136 strike UAVs from the Russian Regions of Primorsko-Akhtarsk, Yeysk, Kursk and occupied Crimea.

In total, the Russians used five X-101/X-555 air-launched cruise missiles and 53 Shahed-131/136 strike UAVs. All the missiles were shot down, and the drones were partially destroyed, according to the Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk.

"As a result of the anti-aircraft battle, 48 attack UAVs and 5 X-101/X-555 cruise missiles were shot down in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kirovohrad, Mykolayiv, Kherson, Odesa, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Khmelnytskyy Regions," he said.

Russia attacks critical infrastructure
Photo: Commander of Ukrainian Air Force Mykola Oleshchuk
Russia attacks critical infrastructure

The Russian attack was repelled by mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Defence Forces, fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft missile and electronic warfare units of the Air Force. 

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