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Ukrainian Air Force reports on repelling Russian combined attack overnight

Ukrainian Air Force reports on repelling Russian combined attack overnight Photo: Mykola Oleshchuk, Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Ukrainian air defense forces repelled Russia's combined attack last night and shot down all Russian cruise missiles and almost 50 Shahed drones, according to Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russia launched Kh-101/Kh-555 air-launched cruise missiles and 53 Shahed-131/136 drones overnight.

Peculiarity of Russian attack

Oleshchuk clarifies that the Russian occupiers attacked critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine with Tu-95MS strategic aircraft. The missiles were launched by bombers from the airspace of the Saratov region of Russia.

Russia launched kamikaze drones from the areas of Primorsko-Akhtarsk, Yeysk, and Kursk (Russia), as well as from Cape Chauda in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Ukrainian air defense system's work

“As a result of the air battle, 48 attack UAVs and 5 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles were shot down in Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Kirovohrad, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Odesa, Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Khmelnytskyi regions,” the general says in a statement.

Oleshchuk adds that mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft, and electronic warfare units of the Air Force of Ukraine repelled Russian air attacks.

Russian attack on Ukraine on June 7

A large-scale air alert was announced in Ukraine last night due to another Russian massive air strike.

During a Russian drone attack in Odesa, explosions were heard. In addition, explosions were heard in the Khmelnytskyi region. In particular, the town of Starokostiantyniv came under Russian attack. In particular, Ukrainian air defense activity was reported in the Kyiv region. In the morning, the head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration said that a fire broke out at an industrial facility in the region as a result of a Russian strike, with no casualties.