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Ukrainian Air Force intercepts Russian drones overnight in 8 regions

Ukrainian Air Force intercepts Russian drones overnight in 8 regions The Air Force of the Armed Force of Ukraine told about the Russia's Shaheds shot down on the night of December 27 (RBC-Ukraine collage)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian air attacks using Shaheds on the night of December 27 in eight regions. They managed to shoot down 32 of the 46 Russian kamikaze drones, according to the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

A total of 46 Shaheds were launched by the Russians, which attacked in waves at different times, from 19.00 on December 26 to 03.50 on December 27.

"On the night of December 27, 2023, the Russian occupiers attacked with Shahed UAVs from two directions: Balaklava - occupied Crimea, Primorsko-Akhtarsk - Krasnodar Territory (Russia)," the statement says.

The Ukrainian Air Force destroyed 32 Russian UAVs.

The Air Force notes that most of the drones that failed to be shot down attacked the frontline territories, in particular the Kherson region.

"Several more UAVs fell without consequences," the military says.

In general, the Ukrainian Armed Force' air defense was operating in Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kherson, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhzhia, Khmelnytskyi, and Kirovohrad regions.

Ukrainian Air Force intercepts Russian drones overnight in 8 regionsRussian night Shaheds attack on Ukraine

On the evening of December 26 and on the night of December 27, Russian invaders launched air strikes against Ukraine using Shaheds. Thus, on Tuesday, late in the evening, the enemy hit Kherson with them and also launched kamikaze drones in the direction of Starokostiantyniv and Odesa.

Explosions were heard in Odesa that night, and the Defense Forces South reported air defense systems were operating against Russian targets.

Later in the night, the Ukrainian Air Force Command reported that the movement of Shahed groups had been spotted in many regions, mostly in the left-bank part of the country. Residents of the regions where the alert was announced were urged to take shelter.

Earlier, the Russians also attacked Ukraine with Shahed attack drones. The invaders launched 19 drones, and then the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 13 Shaheds within Odesa, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Khmelnytskyi regions.