54 groups to fight Shahed drones created in Zhytomyr region - military administration
Vitaliy Bunechko, head of the Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration, said that 54 mobile firing groups are being created in the region to strengthen air defense
Bunechko said this in an interview with Ukrinform.
He noted that residents of the Zhytomyr region hear air raid sirens almost every night because of the Shahed drones flying over the region. In his opinion, it is possible that the Russians will attack the energy infrastructure.
"We are strengthening our air defense. We are creating 54 mobile firing groups and have raised UAH 108 million from the communities of the region to purchase pickup trucks and equipment for them. 21 vehicles are already on combat duty, and another 33 will be delivered to the military unit by the end of this year," said the head of the Military Administration.
Bunechko added that voluntary formations of territorial communities, which are equipped with machine guns, are currently being trained. In the future, they will be on combat duty to fight against the Shahed drones.
"I want to assure you that we have prepared surprises for the enemy in case they use cruise missiles. We are constantly monitoring and building up all this," he emphasized.
Earlier, Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev, Commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces, said that in the Northern operational zone, new mobile air defense fire groups are defending the sky not only on land but also on water.