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Air Force: Ukraine downs 3 Russian drones, 1 cruise missile overnight

by Daria Shulzhenko October 22, 2023 10:37 AM 2 min read
Remains of a Shahed 136/131 drone at an exhibition showing remains of missiles and drones that Russia used to attack Kyiv on May 12, 2023, in Kyiv. (Photo: Oleksii Samsonov /Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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Ukrainian forces shot down three Shahed kamikaze drones and one guided Kh-59 cruise missile that Russia launched against Ukraine overnight on Oct. 22, the Air Force reported.

According to the report, the drones were launched from Chauda in occupied Crimea, while a Russian Su-34 aircraft fired the guided missile from the occupied part of Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Apart from Shahed drones, Russia also attacked Ukraine with two unidentified drones launched from the northern direction, as well as fired eight S-300 missiles from Belgorod Oblast and occupied Donetsk Oblast, the Air Force said.

The report does not specify where the targets not downed by the Ukrainian forces hit.

However, late on Oct. 21, Russian S-300 missiles attacked Kharkiv Oblast, hitting the depot of the Ukrainian privately-owned postal service Nova Poshta in the village of Korotych.

The attack killed six people and injured 16, according to Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

"This is an exclusively civilian object. The Russians committed yet more terror against the civilian population of the Kharkiv region," Syniehubov wrote on Telegram following the attack.

The Air Force also reported that three Russian Lancet drones were shot down in Ukraine’s south over the past day.

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