Ukrainian military adapts to Shahed drones launch from different directions
Russia is using the tactic of launching Shahed drones at Ukraine from different directions, making is difficult to counteract, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces have adapted to destroy them
Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat shared the information on the United News national telethon.
Ihnat said that it was not the first time that Russia launched drones from the north: they were launched from Belarus, as well as Russian Bryansk and Kursk regions.
"Now (Russian forces - ed.) have begun to do it (launch UAVs - ed.) in a concentrated manner from both directions in small batches, but still, everyone has adapted. You can see that when the air raid alert is triggered and Shaheds attack Ukraine at night, they are being shot down all over the territory," the spokesman noted.
He emphasized that Russia uses routes and intelligence data, knowing where Ukraine has weaknesses in air defense.
"This complicates the work. At night, the work is also complicated due to poor visibility. While during the day Shaheds can be shot down with small arms, machine guns, anti-aircraft guns, at night it is unfortunately extremely difficult to do so, even using searchlights, you just need to see the target," emphasized Ihnat.
At the same time, the spokesman emphasized that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have achieved results, but more air defense systems are needed to more effectively protect the entire territory of Ukraine.
In the evening of March 27, during an air raid, Russia attacked Kyiv with Shahed drones, explosions were heard in 2 districts of the city. The Ukrainian air defense forces managed to shoot down all 12 drones, but the debris fell on a non-residential building and caused a fire.