Ukrainian air defense destroyed 28 Shahed-136/131 type drones, a Kh-59 guided missile and a Kh-31P anti-radar missile. Anti-aircraft gunners eliminated the Su-34 and Su-30SM, the Air Force said.
On the night of December 25, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation attacked peaceful cities of Ukraine with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft missiles. The Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported this on Telegram.
“On the night of December 25, 2023, the enemy attacked with 31 Shahed-type attack UAVs from the Chauda, Balaklava-Crimea areas and two aircraft missiles,” the report says.
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The Armed Forces noted that as a result of the anti-aircraft battle, the forces and means of the Armed Forces and Defense Forces destroyed 28 attack drones of the Shahed-136/131 type in the Odessa, Kherson, Nikolaev, Donetsk, Kirovograd and Khmelnytsky regions.
In the Zaporozhye direction, the enemy used a Kh-59 guided missile and launched an Kh-31P anti-radar missile from the Black Sea. Ukrainian air defense destroyed both missiles.
In addition, the anti-aircraft missile units of the Armed Forces eliminated two Russian fighters – a Su-34 in the Donetsk region and a Su-30SM over the Black Sea.
Explosions in the Khmelnitsky region
The press service of the Khmelnitsky regional military administration reported that on the night of December 25, during an air raid, the air defense neutralized a Shahed-type drone.
“The Air Defense Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces neutralized 1 Shahed-type UAV. There was no information about deaths, injuries or damage,” the message says.
Explosions in the Kirovograd region
On the evening of December 24, the head of the Kirovograd regional military administration, Andrei Raikovich, said that the region was under the enemy’s guns.
“The air defense has worked. Initially, there were no casualties or destruction,” said Andrei Raikovich.
Explosions in the Nikolaev region
The head of the Nikolaev regional military administration, Vitaly Kim, said that on December 24, Ukrainian air defense destroyed a Russian Shahed-131/136 UAV in the region.
“Yesterday, December 24, the enemy Shahed-131/136 UAV was destroyed by air defense forces and means in the Mykolayiv region,” said Vitaly Kim.
Explosions in the Odessa region
The head of the Odessa regional military administration, Oleg Kiper, twice reported an air raid alert in the region on the evening of December 24.
“Odessa region, please stay in shelters until the air raid warning clears! Take care of yourself and your loved ones,” he said.
In addition, on the night of December 25 at 0:07, he again announced an air raid alert, which lasted about 40 minutes.
Explosions in the Kherson region
Chairman of the Kherson Regional Military Administration Alexander Prokudin said that on December 24, the Russian military carried out 71 attacks, in particular, fired 288 shells from mortars, artillery, Grad MLRS, tanks, ZU-23-2, aircraft and drones, of which six were Shahed .
“Over the past 24 hours, the enemy carried out 71 attacks, firing 288 shells from mortars, artillery, Grads, tanks, ZU-23-2, aircraft and UAVs, of which 6 were Shahed. The enemy fired 16 shells into the city of Kherson,” – he said.
According to him, the enemy entered residential areas of settlements in the region, and the territory of a plant in Kherson. As a result, a person died and two more were injured.
Let us remind you that on December 23, the Russian military launched a missile attack on the Dnepropetrovsk and Kirovograd regions. In addition, the sounds of explosions were heard in Kropyvnytskyi and Krivoy Rog. The air defense system worked on Russian missiles.
On the night of December 22, the enemy attacked Ukraine with drones of the Shahed-136 type. Ukrainian air defense eliminated 24 UAVs in the northern, southern and western regions.