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Russian troops fired 25 Shahedd drones and 1 missiles at Ukraine overnight

Russian troops fired 25 Shahedd drones and 1 missiles at Ukraine overnight Ukrainian air defense forces down 18 Shahed drones (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Russian forces launched an attack on Ukrainian territory with kamikaze drones and a guided missile overnight on December 1, according to the Ukrainian Air Force.

"On the night of December 1, 2023, the adversary launched Shahed-type UAVs from two directions: Cape Chauda in the occupied Crimea and Primorsko-Akhtarsk in the Russian Federation. The occupiers also struck with guided aviation missiles from the airspace of the occupied Kherson region," the statement said.

According to the Air Force, anti-aircraft missile units and mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Defense Forces were deployed to repel the aerial attack.

In total, the enemy deployed two Kh-59 cruise missiles and 25 Shahed-136/131 combat UAVs. The main direction of the strike was the south and east of Ukraine.

As a result of the combat operation, 18 attack UAVs and one guided aviation missile Kh-59 were destroyed.

Updated. Air defense destroyed 8 Shahed drones in the Mykolaiv region, said Vitalii Kim, head of the regional military administration.

"Updated information. At night, in Mykolaiv region, air defense forces and means destroyed eight enemy UAVs of the Shahed-131/136 type," he wrote.

Russia intensifies attacks on Ukraine

In recent weeks, Russian forces have resumed mass attacks on Ukraine using missiles and kamikaze drones. On the night of November 30, the adversary attacked with 20 Shahed-type attack UAVs, of which 18 were shot down by air defense forces.

Additionally, on November 28, Russians attacked the Khmelnytskyi region with drones, and as a result of the air defense forces intercepting one of the UAVs, debris fell on the roof of a private house. On the same night, invaders launched a missile attack on Kryvyi Rih.

The day before, Russian military shelled the residential sector of Nikopol, injuring a woman. Air Force spokesman Yurii Ihnat previously indicated that the occupiers are likely to increasingly use drones rather than missiles for attacks on Ukraine.