10:07 14 Oct 2022

Ukraine shoots down 85% of Iranian drones launched by russia

The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down at least 85% of Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones launched by the russian federation.

The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksii Danilov, stated this on the air of Radio NV.

"Regarding the Shaheds. Unfortunately, yes, sometimes they break through. But the number of Shaheds that our military, our anti-aircraft forces, and other units that are involved in this process shoot down already reaches 85-90%, depending on the day. They launch a lot of them," Danilov said.

Ukraine is learning to fight against kamikaze drones, assures the secretary of the NSDC.

"But it does not mean that our population should not respond to messages when there is an air threat. It is necessary to hide in bomb shelters. It is necessary to make certain decisions to move people to places that are absolutely safe for them. This question should be like the Lord's Prayer for everyone," Danilov emphasized.

Also, it is reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed eight Shahed-136 kamikaze drones today. The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported this in Telegram.

"On October 14, air defense destroyed eight Shahed-136 barrage munitions in the southern and eastern directions. Five were destroyed by anti-aircraft missile forces of Ukraine's Air Force, and three were shot down- by air defense of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the message reads.


On October 13, the Kyiv region was attacked by kamikaze drones. One of the communities of the Kyiv region was struck by enemy kamikaze drones.

Also, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down four kamikaze drones over the Dnipropetrovsk region at night on October 14.

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