Russian drone downed in Kyiv Oblast, Air Force Command says
An enemy drone was shot down in the sky over the Kyiv Oblast (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
Ukraine's air defense shot down a Russian reconnaissance drone in Kyiv Oblast on the afternoon of Feb. 23, Yuriy Ihnat, spokesman for the Air Force Command, reported on Ukrainian national television.
"A reconnaissance drone visited Kyiv Oblast. The mission (to down it) was successful. We landed it," he said.
On the afternoon of Feb. 23, an air raid alert was declared in Kyiv city and oblast. Soon, there were reports of the sounds of explosions.
The Kyiv Oblast Military Administration later announced that air defense was working in the region.
Several channels on the Telegram messenger service posted that a slow-moving aerial target had been detected moving towards Kyiv Oblast over neighboring Chernihiv Oblast.
It was speculated that the target was either a balloon or a reconnaissance drone.
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