Putin fails: Onyx missiles and attack drones in ruins

According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, on the night of September 25, Ukraine intercepted 19 Shahed-136/131 attack drones and two supersonic Onyx missiles fired at Odessa oblast. In addition, at least 12 Kalibr missiles were fired at other Ukrainian territories.

Ukrainian air defense has shot down at least 19 Shahed drones and 11 Kalibr cruise missiles mainly over Odessa oblast.

According to Ukrainian military reports, the Odessa seaport building was significantly damaged, and a fire broke out in a nearby hotel that had been closed for several years. Furthermore, the Onyx missiles destroyed grain storage facilities.

In Odessa, a civilian woman was injured by shell fragments, the region’s governor, Oleh Kiper, announced on his official Telegram channel. The woman is being treated in a local hospital. A private house in a suburb of Odessa was damaged after debris caused a fire in the early hours of September 25. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, as The Kyiv Independent reports.

The governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region reported that some Shahed drones fired at Ukraine overnight were shot down over Kryvyi Rih. Falling debris caused a fire at an industrial plant, Serhii Lysak said, without saying how many drones were fired over the city. The remaining Kalibr missile was fired over Mykolaiv oblast, according to the oblast’s governor, Vitalii Kim.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

Image: Mostafa Tehrani, 61-پهپاد ایران- آرش, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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