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Air Force: 2 missiles shot down in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

by Dominic Culverwell December 26, 2023 7:59 PM 1 min read
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Ukraine’s Air Force on Dec. 26 downed two Russian Kh-59 guided air missiles in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the Eastern Air Command reported.

No damages or casualties have been reported.

Russian attacks continued unabated over the holidays.

On the night of Dec. 25 and 26, Russia launched 19 Shahed drones at four regions in the south of Ukraine.

Air defense shot down 13 drones, although an unspecified infrastructure site was damaged in Odesa Oblast, as well as an industrial facility and warehouses in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Russian forces also targeted 15 locations in Kharkiv Oblast on Dec. 26, killing one person and injuring another. Houses and other buildings were also damaged.

The previous day, Ukraine’s military shot down 28 out of 31 Shahed drones and two missiles launched by Russia overnight on Dec. 25.

Zelensky to Russian pilots: ‘Our air defense will only get stronger’
After five Russian aircraft were downed by Ukraine in the week leading up to Christmas, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Dec. 25 that every Russian pilot must “make a clear choice” whether to continue fighting in the war because Ukraine’s air defense would “only get stronger.”
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