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Russia's massive attack on Ukraine: hits in Odesa region, air defense works in Dnipropetrovsk region

23 September, 2023 Saturday
10:47

On the night of September 23, Russia attacked Ukraine with drones and missiles. In particular, the enemy hit the recreational infrastructure of Odesa region with two Onyx missiles. Air defense system shot down 12 Shaheds over Dnipropetrovsk region

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This was reported by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the threat of using attack drones in the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions at about 04:00. The drones were moving in a northwestern direction.

Later, the threat was reported in Kharkiv region. At 04:24, it became known that another group of Shaheds had departed from the south.

Enemy tactical aircraft were active in the south. A missile threat was announced in Mykolaiv and Kherson regions.

At 06:17, the Air Force announced the threat of attack UAVs in the regions was over.

 

Downing of Shahed drones in Dnipropetrovsk region and explosions in Zaporizhzhia

The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Lysak, said that 12 enemy drones were shot down over the region. The debris damaged a critical infrastructure facility in Dnipro. 

Two gas stations and a traffic light were damaged in the Novooleksandrivska community. Dry grass also caught fire. According to the head of the ATC, people are unharmed.

In addition, at night, the Russians dropped a munition from a drone on Marhanets. The Chervonohryhorivska community was hit by heavy artillery, resulting in the destruction of 10 private houses, damage to 5 outbuildings and a gas pipeline.

Earlier, local media reported that at least four explosions had occurred in Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia even before the air alert was announced.

"Very similar to Iskanders-M, i.e. ballistics, both in Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro," suggested Ukrainian monitoring group.

"There were two launches of Iskander-M. There were explosions in Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia. Currently, launches are not being recorded," another military monitoring Telegram channel reported at 3:48 a.m.

At 05:18, Suspilne reported new sounds of explosions in Dnipro.

 

Attack on Odesa region: there are hits

The head of the press center of the Southern Defense Forces, Natalia Humeniuk, said during a telethon that the Russian army used supersonic Onyx missiles fired from the Bastion coastal missile system from the territory of Crimea to attack the region.

"Unfortunately, the night was restless, quite disturbing. The enemy continues to terrorize the southern direction, in particular, Odesa region suffered a missile attack. The enemy used Onyx again. Two missiles hit the recreational area of Odesa region," she said.

According to Humeniuk, since the attack took place in an open area, there were no critical damages or injuries as a result of the Russian attack.


 
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