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Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed 11 Russian Shahed drones tonight

Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed 11 Russian Shahed drones tonight Military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported about the downing of Shahed drones of the enemy during the repulsion of an air attack (photo:

Ukrainian Air Defense Forces neutralized 11 Shahed kamikaze drones launched by Russian aggressors last night, targeting Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

Military officials reported that a total of 17 barrage munitions were launched by the interveners during the night of February 8 for an aerial attack.

The adversary launched the combat drones Shahed-136/131 from Cape Chauda in the occupied Crimea.

"Anti-aircraft missile units and mobile fire groups of the Air Force and Defense Forces of Ukraine were engaged in repelling the aerial assault," the statement said.

Where Shahed drones were shot down

Ukrainian Air Force Command noted that as a result of combat operations, 11 enemy drones were destroyed within the territories of four regions, namely:

  • Mykolaiv region,
  • Odesa region,
  • Vinnytsia region,
  • Dnipropetrovsk region.

Russian night air attack on Ukraine

Earlier reports indicated that on the evening of Wednesday, February 7, and overnight into Thursday, February 8, several regions of Ukraine were placed under air alert due to another Russian aerial attack using Shahed drones.

Various regions deployed air defense to repel the enemy drone attack.

In the Kryvyi Rih district of the Dnipropetrovsk region, air defense successfully intercepted a Russian Shahed kamikaze drone.

Later in the night, several explosions were reported in Odesa, where air defense operations were also ongoing. Additionally, explosions occurred in Mykolaiv.

Subsequently, authorities detailed the consequences of the drone strikes on these two cities.

According to Odesa Regional Military Administration head Oleh Kiper, a hostile drone strike damaged an unfinished high-rise building in Odesa and caused damage to an educational institution. No casualties were reported.

In Mykolaiv, the Shahed attacks resulted in hits on private residences and a subsequent fire, as stated by the city's mayor, Oleksandr Sienkevych. Again, no casualties were reported.