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Ukrainian air defense forces destroy eight Shahed drones, three Kalibr missiles overnight 

2 July, 2023 Sunday
11:01

On the night of July 2, the Russian army attacked Ukraine with Iranian Shahed attack drones and Kalibr cruise missiles. Ukraine's air defense forces destroyed all of them

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports this.

It is reported that eight Shahed UAVs were launched from the southeast, and three Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from the Black Sea.

According to the Air Force, the air defense forces operated in different parts of Ukraine, specifically in the Southern, Eastern, and Central regions.

"All the air targets, including 8 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs and 3 Kalibr cruise missiles, were destroyed!" the message stated.

What is known about the attack on Ukraine at night

From midnight on July 2, an alarm spread across Ukraine. At 3:23 a.m., a siren sounded to warn Kyiv and the surrounding region. The Air Force alerted about missile danger and the potential use of attack drones by the enemy from the south. Around 1:20 a.m., explosions were heard in the Mykolaiv region.

The Air Force announced the activation of air defense systems. After 1:35 a.m., explosions were heard in Zaporizhzhia, which were caused by the air defense in action. At 2:48 a.m., the anti-aircraft defense system was activated in Kyiv. This information was confirmed by the city military administration and the Air Force. The capital was attacked by Shahed drones.

"This is the first attack by Iranian drones on Kyiv in the past 12 days. All enemy targets in the airspace around Kyiv were identified and destroyed by our air defense forces. We appreciate the excellent work of our sky protectors! No reports of casualties or significant damage have been received," said Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv city military administration, at 3:30 a.m.

The Kyiv regional military administration reported that three houses were damaged, and one person was injured due to falling debris in the Kyiv region. The injured individual received necessary medical assistance. Currently, operational groups are working to assess and address the aftermath of the night attack.

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