At night, air defense shot down 11 of the 16 “Shaheds”. Three hit in the Lviv region, two – in Novomoskovsk
On the night of March 18, the Air Defense Forces destroyed 11 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones/131. This was reported by the press service of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In total, there were 16 drones. They were launched from the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov and the Bryansk region of Russia. 11 drones were destroyed in the central, western and eastern regions of Ukraine.
The head of the Lviv region Maxim Kozitsky said that at about one in the morning 6 kamikaze drones attacked the Lviv region, three of them hit non-residential premises in the Yavoriv district. There were no casualties.
According to the Air Command «Vostok», drones also attacked the Dnepropetrovsk region. Air defense forces managed to shoot down three of them.
«17.03.2023 the enemy used attack UAVs (probably Shahed-131/136) from the southeast direction against important critical objects in the Dnepropetrovsk region . Three of them were destroyed by the forces and means of units of the Vostok PPK in the Dnipro district,” they noted.
The head of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Serhiy Lysak, reports that two drones hit a critical infrastructure facility in Novomoskovsk. There is serious destruction.