Russia attacks Ukraine: 24 drones destroyed, infrastructure damaged in Kirovohrad region
On the night of October 5, Ukraine has suffered a large-scale air attack: Russia has launched several groups of Shahed drones. Explosions were heard in Poltava and Kirovohrad regions. Ukraine’s air defense destroyed 24 drones out of 29
Ukraine's Southern Defense Forces reported the information.
"Unfortunately, there was a hit to an infrastructure facility in the Kirovohrad region. The fire was quickly localized, and there were no reports of casualties," the statement reads.
According to the Ukrainian Air Force, the first group of Shahed drones was spotted at 10:52 pm. They were moving from the Black Sea in the direction of Odesa region. Subsequently, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions were also under threat of attack. Later, the threat spread to Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad regions. Also, Kryvyi Rih. At 1:49 am, Suspilne TV channel reported on the explosions in Kropyvnytskyi.
At the same time, a missile threat was announced in the Kharkiv region around midnight.
At 12:24 a.m., the threat of ballistic missile use was announced in the Sumy and Poltava regions. At about 1:40 a.m., Suspilne TV correspondents reported explosions in Myrhorod, Poltava region.
The Air Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that on the night of October 5, the Russian army launched 29 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs into Ukraine. Air defense forces destroyed 24 of them
It is noted that the occupiers attacked Ukraine from the south (Cape Chauda - temporarily occupied Crimea). A total of 29 attack UAVs were launched.
"The forces and means of the Air Force, in cooperation with the air defense, destroyed 24 Shahed-131/136 within Odesa, Mykolaiv and Kirovohrad regions," the statement reads.
"Last night, the occupiers attacked Ukraine using 29 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. Ukrainian air defense destroyed 24 enemy Shaheds," the General Staff said in a statement.
Instead, Humeniuk said that Russian drones were destroyed in the southern and southeastern regions of Ukraine.