Russia launches over 40 drones at Ukraine at night
On the night of September 28, Russia has launched 44 Shahed-type drones towards Ukraine, according to the Air Force. The UAVs were mostly flying over southern Ukraine
The launch of enemy drones was reported by the Ukrainian Air Force.
At about 9:20 p.m., Russia launched Shaheds in the Kherson region in the direction of the Mykolaiv region. At the same time, the threat of a missile and ballistic strike was announced. At around 10:00 p.m., several Shahed UAVs were spotted in the Kherson, Mykolaiv and Dnipro regions. Later, the movement of drones was recorded in the direction of Kirovohrad and Kryvyi Rih. A missile threat was also announced in Zaporizhzhia.
Around 11:00 p.m., the drones were spotted in the southern part of Vinnytsia region, moving toward the western regions. At the same time, a missile threat was announced. At 11:48 p.m., several more Shahed attack UAVs were added, moving from the Black Sea in the direction of the Odesa region. After midnight, several groups of Shaheds were spotted heading from the Black Sea toward Odesa, Koblevo, and Ochakiv, including one over the Izmail district of the Odesa region.
The head of the Mykolaiv region, Vitalii Kim, wrote on Telegram that today could be a record for downed Shaheds.
At 12:38 a.m, the danger was announced for the Dnipropetrovsk region. An hour later, the Kirovohrad and Vinnytsia regions were also threatened.
Around 2 a.m., a threat of ballistic missile use was announced. The Poltava, Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Donetsk regions were in the danger zone. Later, the Sumy and Zaporizhzhia regions were added to the list. There was a threat of a drone strike in the Cherkasy region.
According to Andriy Raykovych, head of the Kirovohrad Regional Military Administration, the region experienced an extremely difficult night.
"Some of the Shaheds over the region were destroyed. However, there are also hits. There were no casualties, injuries or damage to civilian infrastructure," he wrote.
Air defense was operating in the Cherkasy region last night, wrote the head of the Regional Military Administration, Ihor Taburets. There were no reports of casualties or damage.
Oleh Kiper, head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, said that no hits were recorded in the region.
"Our Air Defense Forces did an excellent job. No hits or destruction. There were no casualties. There were only a few small fires on dry grass as a result of falling wreckage from downed Shaheds," Kiper wrote.