Air defense forces repelled Russian drone attack on Kyiv: about 10 targets destroyed

Maryna LisnychukNews
Air defense forces repel Russian drone attack on Kyiv

For the second day in a row, the aggressor country Russia tried to attack the Ukrainian capital with Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones in several waves. Thanks to the work of air defense, about 10 drones were destroyed on the outskirts of Kyiv.

Serhii Popko, the head of the Kyiv City Military Administration, spoke about the details of the attack. According to him, there is damage to infrastructure in the region.

It should be noted that the air raid alert warning of the threat of attack drones first for the Kyiv region and then for Kyiv itself, lasted from Saturday evening until 02:00 on Sunday, November 19.

The enemy launched drones in many groups in waves from different directions, constantly changing their vectors.

"That's why the alert was announced in the capital several times," the head explained.

According to him, about a dozen drones were shot down by air defense forces and means on the outskirts of Kyiv and in the city. The exact data on the type and number of enemy targets will be provided by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The official emphasized that no casualties or critical damage have been reported in Kyiv so far, but the data is still being clarified.

"As you can see, the enemy has intensified attacks on Kyiv. Therefore, be careful and responsible and do not neglect the air raid alerts. Take care of yourself," Popko urged.

Ruslan Kravchenko, head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, noted that air defense was also active in the region. As a result of repelling the attack, an infrastructure facility was damaged in one of the districts. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

The fire has been extinguished. All emergency services and operational groups were involved in fixing and eliminating the consequences of the attack.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, air defense forces destroyed almost a dozen Shahed drones on the outskirts of Kyiv last night, November 18. The enemy air attack resulted in no casualties or damage.

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