Ukraine’s air defenses repelled another Russian suicide drone and missile attack overnight on Sept. 11, shooting down around a dozen drones launched at the country from southwestern Russia, the Ukrainian Air Force has reported.
“A group of Shaheds (suicide dones — ed) was sent towards Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhya from the direction of Yeysk (air base) in (Russia’s) Krasnodarskiy Krai region", Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat said on Ukrainian national television on Sept. 11.
"About 12 kamikaze drones" were intercepted, but the total number may increase to 13-14 when additional information is received from Sumy Oblast, Ihnat said.
During the nighttime attack, Russia also launched anti-radar missiles from tactical aircraft, as well as guided missiles. Air raid alerts were issued in many regions of Ukraine overnight on Sept. 10-11.
In the morning of Sept. 11, a wave of incoming attack drones was reported and then explosions were heard in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
There was no overnight air raid alert in Kyiv on Sept. 11. The previous night Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital with a wave of suicide drones. All were shot down, but falling debris injured one person in the capital and four people in the surrounding oblast.
There was also damage in the city to cars, electric transport lines and apartment buildings due to falling debris from shot-down drones. Private housing in Kyiv Oblast was also damaged due to falling drone debris.
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