AFU officer: Russia drastically changed the attacking tactics on Ukraine
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AFU officer: Russia drastically changed the attacking tactics on Ukraine

Nataliia Humenyuk
Source:  Channel 24

On the night of January 22, the Russian army attacked Ukraine with eight "Shaheds", although earlier, it used dozens of drones for night strikes. The joint press centre chief of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine, Nataliia Humenyuk, explaines what is happening.

Humenyuk answered why Russia reduced the drone strikes number on Ukraine

According to her data, the soldiers of the Russian Federation are now doing everything possible to restore the activities of their forces after the destruction of their A-50 reconnaissance aircraft by Ukraine.

It was a severe loss for the aggressor country.

They lost the A-50, that is, actual targeting. Now, in small groups of Shaheds, they are trying to find out what and how it works, in order to later apply it more effectively or to do additional reconnaissance with the help of aviation, said the head of the joint press center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine.

As mentioned earlier, Ukrainian aviation destroyed the A-50 long-range radar detection aircraft together with the Russian Il-22 air control centre over the Sea of Azov on the evening of January 14.

So far, AFU has not revealed how they managed to hit enemy targets. According to preliminary data, a successful operation could be carried out with the help of Patriot missiles.

Russia plans to compensate for the number of enemy UAVs

According to Nataliia Gumenyuk, as of today, the work of five unmanned enemy scouts is recorded in the Kherson region.

In this way, the enemy tries to gather maximum information.

The regional distribution that we observed this night clearly indicates an attempt to exhaust the air defense systems, she said.

Attack of Russian drones on Ukraine on January 22: what is known

On the night of January 22, 2024, the enemy attacked with eight kamikaze drones of the Shahed-136/131 type from the Primorsko-Akhtarsk region of the Russian Federation.

All eight "Shaheds" were destroyed by anti-aircraft missile units and mobile fire groups of the Air Force within Mykolaiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad regions, the statement of AFU Air Force states.

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