On Wednesday, October 19, air defense forces shot down four cruise missiles launched by the Russian military and 10 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones.
This was reported by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Named the total number of downed Iranian drones since the beginning of Russian attacksSince the first launch of Shahed-136 kamikaze drones by Russia over the territory of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already shot down 223 such UAVs.
October 19, 2022, 12:24 p.m
As noted, immediately after noon, the enemy attacked Ukraine from the north-eastern direction with strategic aircraft.
“Six Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles were launched from Tu-95 and Tu-160 missile-carrying bombers. One missile was destroyed by fighter aircraft, one by an anti-aircraft missile unit in the area of responsibility of the Center Air Command in Kyiv region and Vinnytsia region. Two more missiles were shot down by the air defense of the Ground Forces in Chernihiv Oblast”the message says.
Simultaneously with the missile attack, the invaders attacked Ukraine with Shahed-136 kamikaze drones from the northern direction, in particular from the territory of Belarus.
As of 15:30, ten UAVs were destroyed by the air defense of the Air Force of the Center Air Command.
We will remind you that this afternoon, explosions were heard in five regions of Ukraine, and an air alert was announced throughout the country. The mayor of Kyiv reported on the damage caused by rockets over the capital.
An energy facility was attacked in the Vinnytsia region. In the Ivano-Frankivsk region, the Burshtyn TPP was hit again.