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Russian drones strike on Ukraine: Air Force reveals targets taken down

Russian drones strike on Ukraine: Air Force reveals targets taken down Air defense forces destroyed 9 Shaheds (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Last night, from December 11 to 12, Russian troops attacked the territory of Ukraine with kamikaze drones. Air defense forces destroyed 9 enemy UAVs, according to the Ukrainian Air Force.

"On the night of December 12, 2023, the Russian invaders again attacked with Shahed drones from the occupied Crimea, this time from the Balaklava area," the Armed Forces of Ukraine says in a statement.

In total, 15 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs were launched, nine of which were destroyed in different regions of Ukraine by units of mobile fire groups of the Defense Forces.

In addition, on the evening of December 11, anti-aircraft missile units of the Vostok Air Command destroyed two X-59 guided missiles in Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions.

Attack on Ukraine on December 11

Last night, on December 11, explosions were heard in Kyiv. An air raid alert was declared after the explosions. It was reported that rocket fragments fell on the Darnytskyi and Holosiivskyi districts of the capital. Four people were injured. Later it became known that the strike hit the Bortnychi neighborhood in the Darnytskyi district of Kyiv.

The Air Force explained that the alert in Kyiv and the region during the night attack was announced immediately after the first explosions, as ballistic missiles fly very fast and air defense has a few minutes to respond to the threat. The air defense system shot down eight missiles over Kyiv that were flying on a ballistic trajectory.