Russian forces carried out a coordinated assault on Ukraine overnight, deploying cruise missiles, S-300 missiles, and attack drones.
By Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, the Ukrainian Air Force assessed that Russia had launched six strike UAVs (Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones) from Crimea and one Kh-59 guided air missile from a Su-34 aircraft, according to a message on their Telegram channel.
Additionally, the deployment of two S-300 guided anti-aircraft missiles by the enemy in the eastern direction was reported.
Vitaly Kim, the head of Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, emphasized the successful interception of an enemy missile, previously identified as the Kh-59 type, in the skies over the region around 3:30 a.m.
A series of explosions were heard in Odesa, with all the kamikaze drones launched by Russian forces successfully intercepted. Fragments of the downed aircraft damaged several civilian structures.
“Our air defense units managed to neutralize six attack drones. In Odesa, debris from the downed Shaheds landed near the yacht club,” Oleg Kiper, the head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, said.
The official statement confirmed property damage, including a sailing school, a hangar, and multiple civilian watercraft. No casualties were reported.
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