Yuriy Ignat, the spokesman

of the Air Force of the

Ukrainian Armed Forces, said that on the evening of December 31, the air defense forces destroyed 13 enemy drones.

And at night until 4:00, another 32 Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones, which the enemy calls "geraniums", were shot down.   

He announced this on the air of the national telethon on January 1.

He also thanked all Ukrainian soldiers who defended the Ukrainian sky at night.

"All 45 drones that were directed at Ukrainians, at our land, were destroyed. This is a very serious result. We can see that the sky was under reliable protection," Yuriy Ignat said.

According to him, our soldiers barely had time to reload NASAMS artillery and shoot down enemy missiles.

Ignat also emphasized that we have enough missiles, but the complexes themselves are not enough.

"I would also like to acknowledge the help of our partners. There should be such a sign-signal for them, because our servicemen barely had time to reload NASAMS. Probably no one has such experience in using this air defense system to reload the complex and destroy air targets during the battle. This another signal to our partners - how skillfully and effectively our specialists, who were trained only a few weeks ago, can use foreign-made combat equipment in such combat conditions," said the spokesman of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Attack on Ukraine on December 31 and on New Year's Eve 

On the night of January 1, 2023, an air alert was announced throughout Ukraine.

Russia again attacked Kyiv and the region with drones.

Air defense forces shot down 45 Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones

on New Year's Eve .

On December 31, Russian terrorists attacked the territory of Ukraine with missiles.

The enemy launched more than 20 air-launched cruise missiles using Tu-95ms strategic bombers from the Caspian Sea and ground-based missile systems. 

Wreckage of enemy drones

has already been found in three districts of Kyiv region .

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