Ukrainian army shoots down 14 Iranian Shahed-136 drones in past day, General Staff says.

7 December 2022, 12:40 PM
Ukrainian defenders shot down 14 Shahed-136 drones (Photo:REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi)

Ukrainian defenders shot down 14 Shahed-136 drones (Photo:REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi)

An old enemy has returned the battlefield, with Ukrainian air defenses shooting down 14 Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones – rumored to be in short supply in Russia – in the past 24 hours.

The Ukrainian military’s General Staff reported on Facebook on Dec. 7 that Ukrainian defenders also destroyed one Orlan-10 drone, along with two other drones, the types of which is yet to be confirmed.

Ukraine’s Air Force earlier said that Russia had not used Iranian-made drones for strikes against Ukraine for several weeks. The occupiers may have run out of drones received from Iran, suggested Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat.

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Also over the past 24 hours, Ukraine’s Air Force has carried out 22 strikes on the areas of concentration of troops, weapons and military equipment, as well as four strikes on positions with enemy anti-aircraft missile systems.

During the past day, units of the Ukrainian missile forces and artillery hit the command post, three areas of concentration of troops, and an area of concentration of the invaders’ artillery and ammunition.

Russian invasion forces attacked Dnipropetrovsk Oblast with Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones late in the evening of Dec. 6.

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