Ukraine shoots down 27 of 30 Russian combat drones

In the night from Monday to Tuesday, Ukrainian air defense systems shot down 27 Russian attack drones.

This reported The Kyiv Independent citing the Ukrainian Air Force, which stated that the launches took place in the southern, central and western regions of Ukraine. In total, Russia sent 30 Shaded kamikaze drones and one Iskander-M ballistic missile toward Ukraine. The Iskander-M missile was launched from Russian-occupied Crimea in the direction of Kryvyi Rih in Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

At least one fatality in Lviv

In addition, local authorities have reported damage and at least one fatality in a drone strike in the western city of Lviv. This reported The Kyiv Independent. Lviv Oblast Governor Maksym Kozytskyi reported that 18 attack drones were sent to the region, 15 of which were shot down by air defense systems. Industrial warehouses in the city were hit by three strikes, causing fires to break out and injuring a 26-year-old man, Kozytskyi said. In addition, the body of another man was later found under the rubble, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said. Furthermore, on the morning of Sept. 19, four people were injured in Beryslav, Kherson Oblast, when a drone dropped an explosive device near a bus stop.

Image:, Зустріч Президента України з Федеральним канцлером Австрії 44 (cropped), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified).

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