Ukrainian Air Force intercepts 23 of 24 Russian Shahed kamikaze drones overnight

Ukrainian air defenses repelled another Shahed drone attack overnight
Ukrainian air defenses repelled another Shahed drone attack overnight

Twenty-three of 24 Russian Shahed one-way attack drones were shot down overnight by air defense units and mobile fire groups over Ukraine’s Kharkiv, Kherson, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts, the country’s Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk reported on Telegram on May 5.

The drones were launched from the Russian Kursk Oblast in the north and Cape Chauda in temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula in the south.

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On the same day, Ukraine's public broadcaster Suspilne reported that at least one person had been injured and treated by medics in an explosion of a Russian drone that hit a residential neighborhood in the administrative center of Kharkiv overnight. A series of explosions were reported throughout the night in Kharkiv and another Ukrainian city, Dnipro.

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