Air defence downed 11 enemy drones during Russia's attack on Ukraine
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Air defence downed 11 enemy drones during Russia's attack on Ukraine

Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
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On the night of February 2, the Russians launched 25 combat drones over Ukraine, and almost half of them managed to be destroyed by air defence forces.

The Air Force announced the number of downed drones

At night, the Russians launched 24 UAVs of the Shahed-136/131 type over Ukraine from the directions: Primorsko-Akhtarsk — Russia, Chauda — Crimea. In particular, the strike was aimed at critical infrastructure facilities in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

Defence forces shot down 11 drones. According to the Air Force, at least seven attack drones failed to reach their targets during the night and were lost to location.

Air defence forces worked within the Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Kirovohrad and Kharkiv regions.

Consequences of the Russian attack on Ukraine

On the night of February 2, Russia carried out a new massive drone attack on the southern and central regions of Ukraine.

The attack damaged one of the NEC "Ukrenergo" substations, and part of the city was left without electricity. Specialists inspect the equipment, after which they will immediately begin emergency restoration work.

The head of Dnipropetrovsk RMA, Serhiy Lysak, said 40,000 people are left without electricity in Kryvyi Rih. Two coal mines are also de-energised, and over 100 workers are underground. Some of them have already been brought to the surface.

According to the head of the Kirovohrad Regional Military Administration (RMA), Andrii Raykovych, the Air Defence Forces worked in Kropyvnytskyi and the Kropyvnytskyi district. Previously, there were no casualties.

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