Copyright © 2021 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russian nighttime air attack hits Sloviansk as Ukraine downs all drones, Kh-59 missile

Consequences of the Russian missile strike on Sloviansk, Donetsk Oblast on the night of 17 October. Credit: Ukraine’s SES
Russian nighttime air attack hits Sloviansk as Ukraine downs all drones, Kh-59 missile

On the night of 17 October, Russian forces attacked Ukraine using a Kh-59 guided air missile, S-300 missiles, and six Shahed drones.

Ukrainian air defense shot down all drones and one Kh-59 missile, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported.

The General Staff stated: “At the beginning of the day, Russian occupiers carried out another missile and air strike on Ukraine, using a Kh-59 guided air missile, S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles, and 6 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs.”

“Air defense forces destroyed one Kh-59 guided air missile and six enemy Shahed-136/131 UAVs,” they added.

Later, Ukraine’s Air Force specified Russians had launched the Shahed drones from the Chauda Cape (Russian-occupied Crimea) area, and one Kh-59 guided air missile from a Su-34 aircraft in occupied Kherson Oblast’s airspace.

Debris from downed Shaheds fell near the yacht club in Odesa, damaging a sailing school and civilian vessels.

Odesa Regional Administration head Oleh Kiper confirmed on his Telegram channel: “Our air defense forces destroyed six attack drones. In Odesa, debris from downed Shaheds fell in the yacht club area. The private property suffered damage: a sailing school, hangar, and several civilian boats.” Kiper stressed no casualties resulted.

Two S-300 missiles struck the center of Sloviansk in Donetsk Oblast, hitting a college dormitory.

Consequences of the Russian missile strike on Sloviansk, Donetsk Oblast on the night of 17 October. Credit: Donetsk Regional Administration

“A challenging night in Sloviansk. Overnight – two arrivals in the city center, Svobody Street. A strike on an agricultural college dormitory,” City Military Administration head Vadym Lyakh said. He reported no victims.

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Related Posts