The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ensures the rational use of anti-aircraft weapons and ammunition, including rare rockets. Mykola Oleschuk wrote about it in Telegram.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ensures the rational use of anti-aircraft weapons and ammunition, including rare rockets. Mykola Oleschuk, commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, wrote about it in Telegram.
He noted that during the night attack in the Odesa Oblast, thanks to the titanic work of Ukrainian defenders, more than thirty attack drones were shot down. At the same time, Oleschuk noted the combat work of mobile fire groups.
"Their accuracy is increasing every day, with each combat report we have a higher percentage of UAV assault kills using mobile fire groups of all Armed Forces. This allows for the rational use of anti-aircraft weapons and ammunition, depending on the type. In short, the Air Force does not waste rare anti-aircraft guided missiles for the Shaheds, but saves them for Russian planes, helicopters and cruise missiles," he commented.
On the night of September 13, 2023, Russian occupiers attacked the Odessa and Sumy region with several groups of "Shahed-136/131" UAVs from three directions: Primorsko-Akhtarsk, Cape Chauda, Kursk. A total of 44 Shahed launches were recorded. The main direction is the southern regions of Odessa and the port infrastructure of the region.
As the Air Force announced in the morning, fighter planes, anti-aircraft missile units, mobile fire groups of the Air Force and the Ukrainian Defense Forces took part in repelling the attack.
As a result of combat operations, 32 enemy attack drones "Shahed-136/131" were destroyed.
The Department of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces reported that Russian invaders used over 2,000 Shahed-class unmanned aerial vehicles against Ukraine during the year. This means that on average this year, the occupiers fired 5.5 shahed weapons a day in Ukraine.