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Ukraine’s air defense destroyed 10 out of 11 Russian Shaheds UAVs launched overnight and X-59 missile

Air raid alert sounded in several Ukrainian oblasts on the night of 1 December
Iranian-made Shahed-136 one-way attack drone used by Russia against Ukraine. Illustrative photo: Facebook/IPNA via Suspilne.

The Ukrainian Air Forces thwarted an attack by 11 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the “Shahed” type, launched from the Chauda Peninsula in Crimea, along with a guided aviation missile X-59 from the airspace of the Russia-occupied Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

According to official sources from the Ukrainian Air Forces, Russia’s attempt to breach Ukrainian airspace was effectively countered by the country’s air defense units. Ten of the attacking Shahed-136/131 UAVs were neutralized within the borders of Odesa Oblast, along with the interception of a single guided aviation missile X-59 over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

The operation triggered air raid alerts in various regions of Ukraine, including Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, and Zaporizhzhia, where the population was advised to take necessary precautions. Additionally, alerts were raised in Mykolayiv and Kherson Oblasts.

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