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Ukrainian forces destroy 11 more kamikaze drones in north and center

October 17, 2022
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Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 11 more enemy kamikaze drones this morning.

According to Ukrinform, the press service of the Ukrainian Air Force reported this on Telegram.

“In the area of responsibility of the Air Command Center, which is the northern and central regions of the country, anti-aircraft missile units and fighter aircraft destroyed nine Shahed-136 kamikaze drones,” the Air Force said.

It added that at least two more Shaheds had been destroyed as a result of combat work of the air defense units of the Ukrainian Ground Forces in this direction.

According to specified information, all kamikaze drones that attacked the Ukrainian capital were launched from the south.

Early on October 17, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 15 enemy kamikaze drones in the south and three missiles in the east.

Zelensky shows consequences of kamikaze drone attack on Kyiv

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he is convinced that Russia will not be able to break the Ukrainians despite terrorizing the civilian population with kamikaze drones and missiles.

He said this on Telegram, commenting on night and morning air attacks on Ukrainian cities, Ukrinform reports.

The head of state also published a video of the consequences of a drone hitting a residential building in Kyiv.

“All night and all morning, the enemy terrorizes the civilian population. Kamikaze drones and missiles are attacking all of Ukraine. A residential building was hit in Kyiv. The enemy can attack our cities, but it won’t be able to break us. The occupiers will get only fair punishment and condemnation of future generations. And we will get victory,” Zelensky said.

Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska, in turn, wrote on Twitter that Russia is using kamikaze drones against the Ukrainian civilian population and critical infrastructure, but Ukraine cannot be intimidated with hysterical terror.

“Russia started a week with massive attack on Kyiv downtown and a number of regions. Kamikaze drones targeting against civilians and critical infrastructure. Our people must hide from the explosions. Ukraine cannot be intimidated with hysterical terror. We will resist, we will rebuild,” the first lady sai.

Four kamikaze drone strikes were recorded in Kyiv on Monday morning, with one drone hitting a residential building.

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