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Russian forces attacked Ukraine at night with three types of missiles and drones

Russian forces attacked Ukraine at night with three types of missiles and drones Air Defense Forces shot down 13 Shahed drones (photo: Getty Images)

Russian Forces attacked Ukrainian territory on the night of February 21 with several types of missiles and Shahed strike drones, according to the Ukrainian Air Force.

The enemy used a S-300 surface-to-air missile from the Rostov region of the Russian Federation, a guided aviation missile X-59 from the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation, as well as four Kh-22 cruise missiles from the Rostov region, and 19 Shahed strike drones from the Russian city of Primorsko-Akhtarsk.

As a result of the air defense forces' work, the guided aviation missile X-59 was destroyed in the Poltava region, and 13 out of 19 Shahed drones were destroyed within the Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Donetsk regions. Some of the six remaining UAVs did not reach their targets.

Air defense missile units, mobile fire groups, and electronic warfare means of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were involved in repelling the air attack.

Війська РФ вночі атакували Україну трьома видами ракет і дронами: скільки цілей збила ППО

The results of the night attack (Photo: Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)

Occupiers' strikes on Ukraine

The occupiers regularly launch various rockets and kamikaze drones like Shahed over Ukraine.

For example, yesterday evening, February 20, the Russian army once again launched kamikaze drones of the Shahed type over Ukraine. According to the Air Force, several groups of enemy drones were spotted in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

Additionally, Russian forces carried out another attack using Shahed drones overnight on February 20. It is reported that the enemy used 23 Shahed drones. Ukrainian defenders successfully targeted all 23 enemy drones.