Russian Federation's night attack: Air Force provides insight
On the night of October 2, Russian drones targeted military and infrastructure sites in Ukraine. Simultaneously, the drones, operated by Russian forces, are used for limited reconnaissance and to assess Ukrainian air defense capabilities
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informs about this.
On the night of Monday, October 2, the Russians launched attack drones against Ukrainian regions. Air defense forces destroyed 4 Shahed drones.
It is noted that the invaders launched drones from the southeastern direction, that is, from the Russian Primorsko-Akhtarsk.
In total, the launches of seven attack drones were recorded, 4 of which were destroyed by the Air Force of Ukraine.
Yuriy Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force, discussed the attack during a telethon.
He stated, "These actions are not merely for intelligence gathering; they represent deliberate targeted strikes. While the number of drones deployed may be fewer than usual, their purpose remains the same: targeting specific military or infrastructure assets. We should anticipate further attacks throughout the day."
Ihnat emphasized that the Russians employ a limited number of drones to gauge Ukraine's capabilities and assess their effectiveness.
He noted, "Despite the relatively small-scale attack tonight, an air alarm has been sounded. Additionally, we have reports of four downed drones, and there are indications that the enemy used a ballistic missile in one instance. We are currently investigating this incident."
- During the night of October 2, Russian attack drones were deployed to target Ukrainian regions. Ukrainian air defense forces successfully intercepted and destroyed four Shahed drones. Notably, the Dnipropetrovsk region was among the areas targeted.
- Furthermore, Kharkiv experienced several explosions in the morning, as the invaders launched S-300 missiles from the Russian city of Belgorod into the region.