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Russia reduces intensity of drone attacks: probably stockpiling and testing air defense

24 October, 2023 Tuesday
12:27

In 24 October days, Russia used up to 250 Shaheds after a record number of attack drones launched by the enemy in September - more than 500

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Defense Express writes about it.

On the night of October 24, air defense units destroyed all six Shahed kamikaze drones launched by the Russian occupiers from Cape Chauda in the temporarily occupied Crimea, according to Ukraine's Air Force Command.

“This is the third day straight that the Russian forces have attacked Ukraine with Shahed drones, and it should be noted that in the second half of October Russia significantly reduced the use of these weapons for terrorist attacks. Thus, for example, while from October 1 to 12, they used 199 Shahed drones for attacks, from October 13 to 24, they actually used four fewer, namely 49 units,” the report explains. 

Russia is probably stockpiling its Shahed-type kamikaze drones after its army launched a record number of these attack drones in Ukraine in September this year - over 500 units.

It is also possible that in this way the invaders are testing Ukraine's air defense to plan further attacks, given how the geography of liquidation of these strike drones is distributed, Defense Express suggests. 

“Thus, for instance, on the night of October 24, six UAVs were destroyed within three regions at once - Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia, and Mykolaiv. On the night of October 23, 13 Shahed drones were directed to the southern, eastern and central regions of Ukraine, etc.,” the report notes.



 
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