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Ukrainian air defense destroys Russian missile, 20 drones overnight

17 December, 2023 Sunday
12:55

On the night of December 17, Russian troops launched strike drones and missiles at Ukraine. The Air Defense Forces downed 20 Russian UAVs and a Kh-59 guided missile

Ukraine's Air Force reports it. 

During the nighttime assault, Russian troops launched an Iskander-K cruise missile and a Kh-59 guided air missile from the occupied territories of Crimea and the Kherson region. Additionally, 20 Shahed attack drones were deployed from the Primorsko-Akhtarsk regions in the Russian Federation and Chauda in Crimea.

Anti-aircraft missile units and mobile fire groups from the Air Force and Defense Forces of Ukraine were engaged in repelling the air attack.

Consequently, 20 Shahed drones and one Kh-59 guided air missile were successfully downed, preventing the Iskander-K cruise missile from reaching its target.

The air targets were eliminated within the Odesa, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, and Khmelnytskyi regions.

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