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Night attack on Ukraine: air defense shoots down 3 out of 4 Russian drones, there are hits

22 June, 2023 Thursday
15:40

On the night of June 22, air raid alarm was announced in most regions of Ukraine due to a missile and Shahed UAV attack. In the Odesa region, air defense shot down enemy targets, but there were hits. In the Kryvyi Rih district, 10 houses were damaged, and there was disruption to the gas pipeline, water supply, and power lines

Ukraine's Air Force reported the information.

Russian troops tried to attack critical infrastructure at night.

"On the night of June 22, Russian occupiers attacked Ukraine from the air with Kh-22, Kh-47 Kinzhal missiles and Shahed-136/131 drones. The enemy launched 3 Kh-22 cruise missiles from Tu-22m3 bombers from the Sea of Azov, and 3 Kh-47 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles from MiG-31K," the military wrote.

Ukrainian defenders destroyed 3 Shahed drones out of 4 launched.

"Fortunately, the enemy missiles did not reach their targets in the Dnipropetrovsk region. However, the occupiers continue to wage terror against the Ukrainian people, attacking critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine," the press service added.

Earlier, Natalia Humeniuk, head of the joint coordination center of Ukraine’s South Defense Forces, shared the information on the United News telethon.

According to her, Russia is trying to use new tactics, looking for ways to bypass Ukrainian air defense. 

"The enemy is trying to attack where it hurts. If there are problems with water supply in the Kryvyi Rih direction, they are trying to attack there," added the spokesperson.

Odesa region

"Three Shahed UAVs were shot down in the Odesa region. Unfortunately, there were also hits. We are assessing the situation. There are no casualties, no critical hits either. But strategic aviation operations are being conducted in the Kryvyi Rih direction," emphasized Humeniuk.

Meanwhile, Vladyslav Nazarov, spokesman for the South operational command, clarified that the region was attacked with Shahed-136 drones:

  • 3 drones were destroyed by air defense forces

  • 1 hit a warehouse. The fire was quickly extinguished. No people were injured.

At 02:26 am, the Ukrainian Air Force reported that Russian forces had launched Shaheds that were heading to the southern part of the Odesa region.

Dnipropetrovsk region

At night, Russian troops attacked the Kryvyi Rih district with missiles. A residential sector was damaged. 10 private houses, outbuildings, garages and cars were damaged. Gas pipeline, water supply and power lines were damaged.

"The most important thing is that there were no casualties," said Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipro Regional Military Administration.

At about 01:45 am, the head of the Kryvyi Rih Defense Council, Oleksandr Vilkul, reported explosions in the city.

During the night, the air alert map and the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces warned of the threat of an attack on Telegram.

First, an air alert was announced in Kyiv. Later, in the central, northern, southern, and eastern regions. The threat has spread to Chernihiv, Sumy, Kyiv, Poltava, Kirovohrad, Kharkiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, and Dnipro regions.

Around 1 am, the Kharkiv regional police urged residents not to ignore the air raid alert and to stay in shelters.

"The enemy is shelling the Kharkiv region again," the police said in a statement.

At 01:43 am, the Ukrainian Air Force reported the launch of missiles from the Sea of Azov.

At around 03:00 am, the alarm was canceled in Odesa region. Prior to that, the alert had been canceled in other regions of Ukraine.



 
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