Russia tries new tactics to get past Ukraine’s air defense in Odesa Oblast
Russia used a new tactic during its drone attack on Odesa region (Photo:Gleb Garanich/Reuters)
Russia employed a new tactic during the Shahed drone attack on Odesa Oblast on the night of April 4, Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Ukrainian military in the south, said in a comment to Ukrainian TV channel 24 on April 4.
Russia focused specifically on the south of the oblast, unlike in previous attacks, where the focus was on the north and northeast. The number of drones was also higher than average.
Russia also tried new methods to get the Iranian drones to evade Ukraine’s staunch air defense.
“This time, they used a new tactic, trying to bypass our air defense. They directed Shahed drones from the Azov Sea’s east coast at a relatively low altitude, so that they would be as invisible as possible on approach. That's why the air alarm was sounded during the work of the air defense,” said Humeniuk.
Russian occupiers carried out an attack using Shahed drones on April 4.
Ukraine’s Southern Air Command managed to shoot down 14 of the 17 UAVs.
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