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Ukrainian Defense Intelligence targets military airfield in Russian Rostov region with drones at night

17 December, 2023 Sunday
18:58

On Sunday, December 17, 35 UAVs allegedly attacked Russian territory. Sources in the Ukrainian special services said that the drones attacked a military airfield in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation, causing damage

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine, citing its sources.

It is noted that last night there was a massive drone attack on military facilities in three regions of the Russian Federation - Rostov, Lipetsk and Volgograd.

"What the Russian media say that all drones were allegedly shot down is not true. There was at least a direct hit on a military airfield. There is destruction. Other consequences are being clarified," the source said.

According to the source, the number of UAVs launched reported in the Russian information space is close to the truth. The operation was carried out by Ukraine's Defense Intelligence.

Reports from the Russian Defence Ministry claim that at night, air defense systems destroyed and intercepted 33 unmanned aerial vehicles over the territories of Lipetsk, Rostov and Volgograd regions.

In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defence later reported another attempted drone attack on targets in Russia. In the morning, Russian air defense systems allegedly destroyed 2 Ukrainian UAVs over the territory of the Volgograd region.

Russian telegram channels posted videos showing a fire in the Rostov region caused by a drone strike. They claimed that the UAVs were targeting a military airfield in Morozovsk. According to the governor of Rostov region, Vasily Golubev, most of the drones that were fired at the region were allegedly destroyed, and there were no casualties as a result of the attack.

  • On the evening of Saturday, 16 December, Russian terrorists launched Shahed drones to shell Ukraine. One of the downed drones crashed into a residential area in Odesa region and exploded, killing one person.
  • Ukraine's air defense forces destroyed 20 enemy UAVs and an X-59 guided missile overnight. 
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