Ukraine destroyed all 29 Russian Shahed drones over four oblasts overnight on May 20

Combat work of mobile fire groups on enemy drones
Combat work of mobile fire groups on enemy drones

Ukraine's air defenses managed to destroy all 29 Shahed 136/131 attack drones launched by Russia overnight on May 20, Air Force Commander, Mykola Oleshchuk, reported on Telegram.

Russia launched the drones from Russia's Primorsko-Akhtarsk and Kursk oblasts.

Russian troops also attacked Kharkiv Oblast with an Iskander-M ballistic missile at night.

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Fighter aircraft, the Air Force's anti-aircraft missile units, the Defense Forces' mobile fire groups, and electronic warfare units helped repel the enemy attack.

The drones were shot down over Odesa, Mykolaiv, Poltava, and Lviv oblasts.

A nationwide air raid alert was announced overnight on May 20.

Explosions rang out in Kharkiv, while air defenses were heard operating in Lviv Oblast.

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Ukraine intercepted about 46% of Russian missiles in the last six months, compared to 73% in the previous six-month period, the Wall Street Journal wrote.

The interception rate dropped to 30% of missiles in April.

At the same time, the rate of destruction of Russian drones fell by only 1 percentage point to 82% over the past six months, the WSJ reported.

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