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Russian night attack on Ukraine: Air defense intercept 14 Shaheds

Russian night attack on Ukraine: Air defense intercept 14 Shaheds Illustrative photo: Air defense forces shot down 14 Shahed drones (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russia attacked Ukrainian cities with Shahed drones on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, November 22. Ukrainian air defense shot down all the drones, according to the Air Force.

"From 8:00 p.m. on November 21 to 03:00 on November 22, 2023, the occupiers attacked from the south-eastern direction with 14 Shahed-type attack UAVs," the Air Force reports.

In addition, the Kh-22 cruise missile was launched from the Tu22M3 aircraft.

As a result of combat operations, all 14 enemy drones Shahed-131/136 were destroyed by the forces and means of the Air Force.

Units of mobile fire groups, fighter aircraft, and anti-aircraft missile units were involved in the elimination of drones within the boundaries of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia, and Khmelnytskyi regions.

As for the Kh-22 cruise missile, it did not reach its goal, it fell in the Zaporizhzhia region in an open area, and private houses of citizens were damaged by the blast wave. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

Air defense work in the Kyiv region

Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Kyiv Regional Military Administration reported that the air defense system was operating in the region. The enemy launched Shahed-type drones.

Air defense work in the Sumy region

Explosions were also reported in Sumy during the air raid alert. At 7:52 p.m., an air alert was announced in the city and region.

The Air Force of Ukraine then reported the threat of missile danger from the Russian Federation.

The Russian Federation struck the regions of Ukraine on November 21

The Russian army once again shelled several regions. First, it became known that the Russian Federation launched a missile attack on the Odesa region. Port infrastructure was damaged.

Later, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, Yurii Malashko, reported that Russia had launched a missile attack on one of the districts of the regional center.

Later, it became known that Ukrainian soldiers destroyed an enemy drone this evening, November 21, over the Sinelniky district of the Dnipropetrovsk region.