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Air defense units engage Russian drones in Kyiv Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk November 19, 2023 12:25 AM 1 min read
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Air defenses have engaged Russian Shahed drones in Kyiv Oblast, according to the regional military administration.    

The Air Force said that one group of Russian drones was headed towards Kyiv. In the capital, air defense sirens could be heard at around 11:00 p.m. and 11:40 p.m.

Shortly after midnight, some local Telegram channels reported sounds of explosions in the city.

Earlier, Russia launched multiple Shahed-type drones from Ukraine's north, with UAVs detected flying through Sumy and Poltava oblasts. The drones then continued westward, raising alerts in Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Cherkasy oblasts.

Military: Russia prepares another Avdiivka offensive
Russian forces intensified ground attacks against Avdiivka and surrounding settlements in early October, in an attempt to encircle the town. The campaign has been supported by heavy shelling and air strikes, which continue to inflict casualties among civilian residents.
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