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Shahed night attack on Ukraine: Air defense forces destroy 8 attack drones

Shahed night attack on Ukraine: Air defense forces destroy 8 attack drones Air defense forces destroyed 8 enemy drones (Photo:

The Ukrainian military successfully intercepted and destroyed eight Shahed drones launched by enemy forces into Ukraine on the night of November 26.

For further details regarding the defense forces' operations during last night's kamikaze drone attack, check out the RBC-Ukraine article.

The following sources were used in preparing this material: Telegram from the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Facebook page of the Joint Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and Telegram of the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk region, Serhii Lysak.

It is reported that on the night of November 26, 2023, the occupiers launched 9 Shahed-type attack UAVs at Ukraine from the southeastern direction (Primorsko-Akhtarsk of the Russian Federation).

As a result of combat operations, the air defense of the Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 8 enemy Shahed-131/136 drones.

According to Lieutenant General Serhii Naiev, the Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, mobile air defense fire groups of the Operational Command North destroyed three drones.

One attack drone was destroyed in the sky of the Kyiv region, and two more kamikaze drones were destroyed in the Sumy direction, one of which was in the sky of the Poltava region.

Additionally, it was revealed that two UAVs were shot down overnight in the Dnipro region, landing in the Novomoskovsky and Sinelnikovsky districts.

Drone attack on Kyiv on November 26

Russian forces have resumed large-scale drone strikes in Ukraine. Last night, Kyiv suffered a major kamikaze drone attack, the most significant since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine began. The attack lasted over six hours, and 75 Shaheds were launched by the occupiers, with 74 of them destroyed by air defense forces.

In the capital, downed drone wreckage fell in several districts, causing destruction. Five individuals sustained injuries from the Kyiv shelling, with one victim being an 11-year-old child. The attack led to power outages both in Kyiv and the surrounding region.

More details concerning the assault on the capital can be found in RBC-Ukraine’s article.