According to the command, the sky defenders managed to destroy most of the launched UAVs. The drones were launched from the territory of occupied Crimea.
On the night of December 20, Ukrainian defenders intercepted 18 of 19 Shahed-type attack drones launched across Ukraine. This was reported in the press center of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
According to the command, the drones were launched from occupied Crimea – Cape Chauda and Balaklava.
A total of 19 launches were recorded, the drones were destroyed within several regions of Ukraine: Odessa, Kherson, Dnepropetrovsk, Vinnitsa, Khmelnitsky, Kyiv, Chernigov and Kirovograd.
In addition, the enemy attacked with two anti-aircraft guided missiles from the S-300 air defense system from the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation towards the Kharkov region. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.
Attack on Ukraine on December 20 – details
According to the head of the Dnepropetrovsk Air Force, Sergei Lysak, during a night drone attack, Ukrainian air defense destroyed one of the “martyrs” in the sky over the Krivoy Rog region.
Explosions were heard in several areas: the Russian Armed Forces attacked Ukraine with drones and missiles (map)
The Kiev City Military Administration also reported on the work of air defense. According to KGVA information, this was the fifth attack on Kyiv and the second in a row.
“All enemy drones were hit by air defense forces and means while approaching Kyiv,” the KGVA statement says.
The mayor of Kharkov, Igor Terekhov, reported at least two “arrivals” in “one of the most affected areas of Kharkov.” In addition, according to the mayor, the Russian Armed Forces also struck a transport depot.
“Night-time missile attacks hit the territory of one of the transport depots, where there is no living space from enemy shelling anyway. This is a purely civilian object,” Terekhov said.
Let us remind you that the speaker of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Yuri Ignat, said that the Russian military can launch unmanned aerial vehicles of the Shahed-136/131 type from trucks and cars.