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Ukraine's air defenders shoot down all Russian drones in overnight attack

Ukraine's air defenders shoot down all Russian drones in overnight attack Photo: Mykola Oleshchuk, Commander of the Air Force of Ukraine (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

All Shahed-type kamikaze drones launched by the Russian invaders on the night of July 5 for another air attack on Ukraine were shot down by Ukrainian Air Defense Forces over Ukraine, according to Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russia launched 32 kamikaze drones at Ukraine from the Kursk and Primorsko-Akhtarsk areas of the Russian Federation.

All of them were eliminated by Ukrainian defenders.

Ukrainian air defense work

Russia's attack was repelled by:

  • fighter aircraft,
  • anti-aircraft missile units of the Ukrainian Air Force,
  • mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Defense Forces,
  • electronic warfare units.

The combat operations took place in seven regions, namely:

  • Mykolaiv
  • Odesa
  • Kherson
  • Dnipropetrovsk
  • Kyiv,
  • Chernihiv
  • Cherkasy

"Thank you for the one hundred percent result!" says Oleshchuk.

Ukraine's air defenders shot down all the "Shahids" last night, Oleshchuk tells about air defense work

Russia's night air attack on Ukraine

On the night of July 5, an air alert was declared in various regions of Ukraine due to the launch of Russian attack drones.

It also became known about the operation of Ukrainian air defense forces and means in the Kyiv region, and after a while - on the outskirts of Kyiv. In addition, Ukrainian air defense forces continued to operate in the Odesa region.