Russia using new drone tactics in attempt to bypass Ukrainian air defenses

Ukrainian defenders destroy Russian Shahed drones
Ukrainian defenders destroy Russian Shahed drones

Russia employed a new drone tactic during its drone attack on Ukraine overnight on April 23, Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson, Ilya Yevlash, reported,

"While we have not yet received assistance from the United States, the enemy will seek to intensify their attacks through various methods, as with today's drone attack," he said during a TV interview.

"We witnessed a somewhat new tactic."

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The Russians attempted to deploy one or two drones in different directions with varying frequencies, aiming to complicate efforts to counter them.

Russia's attack on Ukraine on April 23

Russia launched an attack on Ukraine using drones and ballistic missiles, including Iskander missiles, overnight on April 23.

Odesa and Kyiv were among the targets.

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Ukrainian air defense forces managed to shoot down 15 of 16 kamikaze drones in the Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kyiv, and Cherkasy oblasts.

Nine people were injured in Odesa, including two children and two infants.

No damage or casualties were reported in the capital.

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