Russia attacks Ukraine with 24 Shaheds and 17 missiles at night: air defense forces shoot down 35 targets
On the night of September 18, Ukraine's Air Defense Forces shot down 17 enemy cruise missiles and 18 Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones. In total, the Russian aggressor country launched 41 targets toward our regions.
Russian strike UAVs flew to Mykolaiv and Odesa regions, while missiles were neutralized over Dnipro, Poltava and Khmelnytskyi regions. The details of the attack were provided by the Ukrainian Air Force.
It is noted that on Monday night, the enemy attacked our country with Shaheds and X-101/X-555/X-55 air-launched cruise missiles.
The drones flew from two directions: Primorsko-Akhtarsk (Russia) and Cape Chauda (temporarily occupied Crimea). A total of 24 attack drones were spotted flying in the direction of Mykolaiv and Odesa regions.
"18 attack drones were destroyed by air defense along the route," the Armed Forces reported.
At the same time, the occupiers launched 17 X-101/X-555/X-55 missiles from eight Tu-95MS strategic bombers in the Volgograd region of the Russian Federation.
"All 17 were destroyed by the Air Force within Dnipro, Poltava and Khmelnytsky regions. Let's hold the sky! Together to victory!" the defenders of the sky said.
It is known that two cruise missiles were shot down over the Dnipro region on Monday morning. This was stated by the head of the regional military administration, Serhiy Lysak, who thanked the defense for the round-the-clock protection of the sky.
In the morning report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it was noted that since the beginning of this day, the Russian occupiers have launched a massive attack using cruise missiles and attack UAVs on the civilian infrastructure of Odesa region. Information on the consequences of this terrorist attack is being clarified.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, on September 17, Ukraine's air defenders destroyed 12 of the 16 air targets that Russia used to attack the south of the country. In particular, air defense forces shot down six enemy missiles and six Shahed drones. Some of the targets landed in Odesa region.