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Russian army attacked Ukraine overnight with Shahed drones and missiles

Russian army attacked Ukraine overnight with Shahed drones and missiles The Ukrainian Air Force reported on the enemy targets destroyed tonight (collage RBC-Ukraine)

Russian invaders attacked Ukraine on the night of February 12 with 17 Shahed-type strike drones, guided aviation missile Kh-59, and S-300 surface-to-air guided missiles. Ukrainian defenders of the sky destroyed 14 enemy drones and Kh-59, according to the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Military officials noted that the combat operations to repel the air attack were conducted in the territories of six regions, namely in:

  • Khmelnytskyi
  • Vinnytsia
  • Kirovohrad
  • Mykolaiv
  • Dnipropetrovsk
  • and Zaporizhzhia.

Where the strikes were launched from

The Air Force reported that overnight, the adversary launched 17 strike UAVs of the Shahed-136/131 type from the area of ​​Primorsko-Akhtarsk (RF), along with a guided aviation missile X-59 (temporarily occupied part of Zaporizhzhia region) and S-300 surface-to-air guided missiles (from Belgorod region, RF).

"Mobile fire groups of the Air Force and Defense Forces of Ukraine were engaged in repelling the air attack," the statement said.

Russian nighttime aerial strike on Ukraine

On the evening of February 11 and overnight into February 12, air raid alerts were issued in several regions of Ukraine due to the threat of enemy attacks using kamikaze drones and missile weaponry. Russian aggressors once again launched Shahed drones towards Ukraine in multiple groups.

Late Sunday evening, Pavlohrad in Dnipropetrovsk region was targeted by drone strikes. According to the head of the regional military administration, Serhiy Lysak, as a result of the attack, parts of the Pavlohrad and Synelnykove territorial communities were left without electricity, and there were water supply disruptions.

Additionally, the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine warned overnight about the movement of enemy Shahed drones in various regions.

Military officials also mentioned the threat of enemy missile strikes. In Kharkiv, explosions were reported around eleven o'clock on Sunday evening. Later, local authorities stated that rocket strikes had been inflicted on Liubotyn in the Kharkiv region, presumably from the S-300 complex. Damage to the facades of non-residential buildings was reported.