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The air defense forces successfully destroyed 15 out of 35 «shaheeds» during the night

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On the night of January 30, Russian troops launched an attack on Ukraine, firing 35 Shahed-136/131 drones. The Ukrainian air defense, as reported by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, successfully intercepted and destroyed 15 of these airborne threats.

The Russian attack was launched from three directions: Primorsko-Akhtarsk and Kursk in Russia, and Cape Chauda in the temporarily occupied Crimea. The defense forces effectively neutralized 15 enemy drones across various regions, including Mykolaiv, Sumy, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Kyiv.

The attackers directed some drones towards frontline areas, aiming to impact the fuel and energy sector infrastructure, as well as civilian and military facilities near the front line and the state border with Russia. To counter this air attack, the Ukrainian Defense Forces mobilized aviation, anti-aircraft missile units, and mobile fire groups.

In the Kryvyi Rih district of Dnipro region, defenders from the East Air Command successfully shot down one «Shahed» drone, while another struck civilian infrastructure, resulting in a fire that was promptly extinguished, with no casualties reported.

Over Kherson region, two unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down, targeting the territory and building of an enterprise. In Mykolaiv region, one drone was destroyed, causing debris to set a truck on fire. A driver sustained a head injury, with his condition reported as stable.

The attack extended to Kyiv region, where air defense forces operated and successfully intercepted enemy drones. Falling debris caused a fire on the premises of an enterprise, damaging the administrative building and hangar. Quick response efforts prevented casualties among the population, and preliminary reports indicate no injuries.

In Sumy region, the Shostka community faced an attack with two Shahed drones, resulting in two explosions. The situation is being actively monitored and investigated by operational teams to assess the aftermath of the night’s assault.

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