Ukraine intercepts 23 out of 33 airborne targets in overnight Russian attack – Ukraine Air Forces

6 September, 02:06 PM
Russian occupiers attacked Kyiv on September 6 (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Russian occupiers attacked Kyiv on September 6 (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Russia’s latest cruise and ballistic missile attack on Ukraine on Sept. 6 didn’t surprise the Ukrainian Air Force. 

“It was a rather natural, if I may put it that way, attack from the occupiers [Russians]. This was a nighttime assault, launching from evening hours and transitioning into the next day, starting from 11:00pm, with various flight routes,” Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat stated during a television broadcast.

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Russia primarily targeted southern Odesa Oblast, causing damage to port infrastructure and other civilian objects. A total of 25 drones were launched from the south and southeast direction towards the oblast, followed by strategic aviation aircraft attack on other regions of Ukraine.

The missile launch area has been moved further west from the Caspian Sea to Russia’s Engels-2 military airbase. Cruise missiles (X-101/X-55/X-555) launched from Engels in the early hours of Sept. 6 were primarily intercepted over central Ukraine. One ballistic missile was also intercepted.

The Ukrainian Air Force successfully intercepted 23 out of 33 airborne targets in the Sept. 6 overnight Russian attack.

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