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Some Shaheds reach western borders: Ukraine's Air Force reveals details of Russian night attack

Some Shaheds reach western borders: Ukraine's Air Force reveals details of Russian night attack Yurii Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

On the night of January 29th, Russian terrorists once again attacked the territory of Ukraine using kamikaze drones and ballistic missiles. Some of the Shaheds reached as far as the western borders of the country, according to the spokesperson for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Yurii Ihnat.

According to him, over the past few days, there has been a kind of lull in Russian aviation.

"This is due to various factors - depending on the enemy's tasks, and the activity of aviation depends on weather conditions. However, at night, the enemy still resorted to attacks," says Ihnat.

That night, Russia launched eight Shaheds and four missiles at Ukraine.

The spokesperson notes that if you compare the reports of the Air Force today and yesterday, January 28, they are almost identical in terms of the use of air attack means.

"There were also 8 attack drones of the Shahed type, 3 S-300 missiles, and one Iskander-M missile, not two, as it was yesterday. The directions of the S-300 attacks are also Donetsk region, Iskander-M - Poltava region, including the Kremenchuk district. Local authorities report on the usual enterprise the enemy tries to attack there," Ihnat says.

He compares that last night the occupiers also used eight kamikaze drones, but only four could be shot down. This is explained by the fact that the occupiers targeted them precisely along the front line - practically along the defense line.

"Today the geography of the Shaheds was larger - some units reached the western borders of our state. But in the end - all were destroyed in the areas we have already reported. These are the Mykolaiv, Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Khmelnytskyi regions," adds the Air Force spokesperson.

Night attack on Ukraine

On the night of January 29, an air raid alert was declared in some regions of Ukraine. Missile danger was initially for the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. After cancellation, the danger shifted to the Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia regions.

Also, there was a threat of using ballistic weapons in the Kharkiv, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk, and Donetsk regions.

There was a threat of using attack drones in the western and northern regions of Ukraine.

The enemy launched three S-300 missiles at the Donetsk region from temporarily occupied territory.

The Russian attack drones were launched from the area of ​​Primorsko-Akhtarsk in the Russian Federation. As reported by the Air Force, all eight drones had been destroyed.

Eight enemy UAVs were destroyed by air defense forces within the borders of the Mykolaiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytskyi, and Rivne regions.