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Russian overnight attack: Air defense intercept 21 drones, 2 missiles

Russian overnight attack: Air defense intercept 21 drones, 2 missiles Photo: Air defense forces shot down 21 missiles and 2 rockets at night (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

At night, the Russian Armed Forces fired 21 Shahed-type kamikaze drones and three Kh-59 cruise missiles over the territory of Ukraine, the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reports.

"On the night of November 29, 2023, the enemy attacked with Shahed-type strike UAVs in the direction from Primorsk-Akhtarsk of Russian Federation, as well as Kh-59 guided air missiles from the airspace of the occupied Kherson region," the Air Force says in a statement.

The enemy used a total of 21 attack drones and 3 Kh-59 guided air missiles. Fighters, anti-aircraft missile units, and mobile fire groups of the Air Force and the Defense Forces of Ukraine were involved in repelling the air attack.

It is reported that the main direction of the drone strike was the Khmelnytskyi region, the missiles were aimed at the south of the country.

As a result of combat work, all enemy attack drones were destroyed within the Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, and Khmelnytskyi regions. Two guided air missiles were also destroyed in the Mykolaiv region. The third one did not achieve the desired goal.

The enemy launched more than 20 drones and three missiles over Ukraine at night: the air defense forces named the downed targets

Russian overnight attack: Air defense intercept 21 drones, 2 missiles

Recent shelling of the Russian Federation

Russian troops resumed massive strikes on Ukraine with the help of missiles and kamikaze drones. On November 28, the Russians attacked the Khmelnytskyi district with drones. As a result of the downing of one of the drones by air defense forces, debris fell on the roof of a private house. That same night, the invaders launched a rocket attack on Kryvyi Rih.

A day earlier, the Russian military shelled the residential sector of Nikopol. A woman was injured as a result of the attack.

The day before, the spokesperson of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Yurii Ihnat, said that the occupiers would probably begin to use drones for strikes on Ukraine much more actively than missiles.