About this reported press service of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“And once again the impeccable work of our air defense, in particular the anti-aircraft missile units of the “South” air command and subordinate units of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Within an hour – from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on October 16, Air Force troops destroyed 9 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones, – the message says.
In addition, it is known that units of the National Guard and the Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine destroyed one “martyr” each.
Also, on the night of October 17, the means of anti-aircraft defense of the “Southern” air command was knocked down 6 drones over Odeshchyna.
- On October 15, Viktor Taran, the head of the Kruk UAV Operator Training Center, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine shoot down up to 70% of Iranian kamikaze drones and can increase this figure, but the problem will not be completely solved.
- On the evening of October 16, the head of Mykolaiv OVA Vitaly Kim confirmed the hit in the region and confirmed the downing of two enemy kamikaze drones. Before that, repeated explosions were heard in Mykolaiv.
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