Putin sends his Shaheds to Ukraine – but the attack ends in disaster

Russia has once again shelled Ukraine. On November 14th, The Kyiv Independent reported, citing the Ukrainian Armed Forces, that Ukraine shot down seven of nine Shahed drones.

While the Shahed drones were launched from Krasnodar, Russia also sent a ballistic Iskander missile from the Russian-occupied Crimea and a Kh-25 guided missile from the Russian-occupied airspace of the Zaporizhzhia region.

The Governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Syniehubov, reported that the Russian forces used six Shahed drones in an attack on Izium on the evening of November 13th. Four of them were shot down by Ukrainian air defense.

These statements have not yet been verified or confirmed by an independent party. Therefore, they should be treated with caution. In war, it can be advantageous for conflicting parties to deliberately spread misinformation to strengthen their own position or weaken the opponent’s.

Image: Kremlin.ru, Vladimir Putin (2022-10-10), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (Image size changed)

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