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Ukraine downs 9 of 10 Russian attack drones: military

02.04.2024 11:30
Ukraine's air defence forces said they had destroyed nine of 10 attack drones launched by Russia against Ukraine overnight into Tuesday.
Photo:PAP/Vladyslav Musiienko

"Units of mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian defense forces destroyed nine out of 10 enemy Shahed-136/131 attack drones on the night of April 1-2," Ukrainian Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Mykola Oleshchuk said on Tuesday morning, as cited by state news agency Ukrinform.

He added that the drones had been "launched from Cape Chauda" in the "temporarily occupied Crimea" peninsula, according to Ukrinform.

Oleshchuk also reported that "the Russians attacked Ukraine with a Kh-59 guided air missile launched from the temporarily captured part of the Zaporizhzhia region."

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said on its Facebook page that "the enemy launched eight missile strikes, 93 air strikes and 126 MLRS [multiple launch rocket system] attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements in the last 24 hours."

Meanwhile, Ukrainian aircraft "struck a command post and seven troop and equipment concentration areas of the enemy," according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Kyiv's military also reported that Ukrainian missile forces "hit a UAV ground control station, an air defense system, two EW stations, an ammunition depot and an enemy troop concentration area."

A total of 71 combat clashes took place on the frontline between Ukrainian and Russian forces during the previous day, according to Ukraine's military.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, starting the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II.

Tuesday is day 769 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Source: IAR, PAP, ukrinform.net