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Air Force: Ukraine downs 32 drones, 6 missiles launched by Russia overnight

by Martin Fornusek July 18, 2023 11:07 AM 1 min read
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Ukrainian forces downed 31 out of 36 Shahed kamikaze drones, all six Kalibr cruise missiles, and one reconnaissance drone launched by Russia overnight from the south, the Air Force reported on July 18.

According to the report, the missiles were likely fired from the Russian frigate Admiral Essen of the Black Sea Fleet.

Some 36 drones Shahed drones were launched overnight, most likely from a military facility in Crimea.

The Operational Command "South" said that all the Kalibr cruise missiles were destroyed over Odesa Oblast but the debris and the resulting shockwave caused property damage and injured one person in the city.

Out of the total number, 21 Shahed drones were destroyed over Odesa Oblast and four over Mykolaiv Oblast, the Operational Command "South" specified.

According to the Air Force, the remaining drones were shot down over Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.

The report added that three Shahed drones, one Lancet strike drone, and nine operational-tactical reconnaissance drones were shot down during the day on July 17.

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