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Air Force: Ukraine downs 9 out of 10 Russian drones launched overnight

by Olena Goncharova November 17, 2023 7:54 AM 1 min read
This photograph taken on Oct. 20, 2023 shows shot-down Russian drones and their parts at an exhibition called "A threat from the sky" at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War in Kyiv, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Roman Pilipey / AFP via Getty Images)
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Ukrainian forces shot down nine of the 10 Shahed drones launched by Russia overnight, the Air Force reported on Nov. 17. The drones were launched from around Russia's port city of Primorsko-Akhtarsk in Krasnodar Krai.

Fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft missile units, and units of mobile fire groups were used to down the weapons, according to the post.

The UAVs have been downed over Ukraine's Mykolaiv, Odesa, Zhytomyr, and Khmelnytskyi oblasts.

Meanwhile, several S-300 missiles were targeted at Donetsk Oblast, according to the Air Force. No casualties have been reported following the attack.

Earlier in the day, Russian forces attacked the city of Kherson, killing a 75-year-old woman while she was in her apartment and injured at least eight others, according to local authorities.

Russia shells 5 communities in Sumy Oblast
Russian forces shelled five communities in Sumy Oblast on Nov. 16, firing at least 10 times over the course of the day, according to the Sumy Oblast Military Administration.

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